losangelesnewstoday.com May 24, 2018

Mecca Masjid blast: NIA prosecutor N Harinath has ABVP link

19 April 2018, 01:53 | Maryann Sutton

All accused in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case acquitted by special NIA court

Swami Aseemanand and Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar are out on bail in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast while three others are lodged in the central prison in Hyderabad under judicial remand

Days after the courts acquitted all the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case, and no leads about the real perpetrators, Lyricist Javed Akhtar mocked the NIA, saying "My congratulations to NIA for their grand success in Mecca Masjid case".

It was 2007 terror attack in Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid during the Friday Prayers that claimed nine lives, yet the accused walked out freely.

Rohini Salian, Special Public Prosecutor in the Malegaon blasts case, had sensationally alleged in 2015 that she was told by NIA to "go soft" on the case. Two accused Sandeep V Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra are absconding, while a third accused Sunil Joshi was murdered.

Aseemanad was acquitted previous year in the Ajmer Sharif blasts case.

"MMasjid Blast case verdict majority of witness turned hostile after June 2014, NIA didn't pursue the case as expected from it/was not allowed by Political Masters".

The court said the NIA had established that Gupta had bought the cell phone SIM cards used to time and trigger the bombs kept at the Sufi shrine.

"Justice hasn't been done", the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member said on a micro-blogging site.

Are Wedding Bells in Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's Future?
Proud of her man. . "I think about it", Shelton said regarding whether a wedding would be in the cards. Shelton and Stefani officially started dating in November 2015.

A month after his arrest, Aseemanand in December 2010 confessed to a magistrate that a group of Hindu extremists was responsible for the Mecca Masjid blasts and also the Samjhauta Express train, Malegaon and Ajmer Sharif bombings. A government that can not bring perpetrators of terror to justice doesn't augur well for any democracy. The Hyderabad MP urged Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to use his good offices to put pressure on the central government to challenge the judgement in a higher court.

Earlier, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in the state acquitted all five accused in the 2007 Makkah Masjid case.

Patra demanded that Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his predecessor Sonia Gandhi apologise for defaming Hindus.

After initial investigation by the local police, the case was transferred to CBI, which filed a chargesheet.

Hitting back at the Congress leaders for blaming the BJP government for the acquittals of the accused, he alleged that the opposition party adopted "double standards", as it had welcomed a court order in favour of the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, involving leaders of the Congress's allies, officials and businessmen.

As soon as the verdict was announced, TV channels gave their verdict too: There is nothing called Hindu or saffron terror and it was all a Congress/UPA conspiracy to malign the Hindu community - and by extension India - in general, and the nationalist Sangh Parivar, in particular.

Other News

Trending Now

FTC tightens reins around Uber following 2016 breach
GetAround installs electronic locks in the vehicles, so that renters can access the cars with their smartphones. The company also said it was expanding its Uber Movement traffic data site to include 12 new cities globally.

Trump says farmers are 'patriots' in battle over Chinese tariffs
Trump made the remarks at a cabinet meeting where he also acknowledged the two sides were in talks to prepare for the meeting . The U.S. sold about $130 billion in goods to China in 2017 and faces a potentially devastating hit if China responds in kind.

#RedForEd Leaders Question Governor Doug Ducey's Pay-Raise Plan
Ducey outlined in the press conference that the percent raise is possible due to Arizona's growing population and revenue. SUSD teachers love what they do, but they need the board's support, and the students deserve their support, Kempton said.

Ander Herrera Starts - Manchester United Team vs West Brom Confirmed
Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them. Previous times, we almost threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it.

Michael Cohen seeks restraining order on items seized by feds
Trump denounced the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on "good man" Cohen as "disgraceful" and an "attack on our country". The lawyers fear Cohen will not be forthcoming about what was in his files, leaving them girding for the unknown.

Livid Embiid bemoans benching after Heat burns 76ers
This snapped Philly's 17-game winning streak and was the first time they struggled without their All-Star. He wants to play in front of the fans.

Dayna Brons, trainer for Humboldt Broncos, dies in hospital
The collision killed 15 people who were on the bus and injured another 14. "These poor families - I can't imagine". It was a devastating site. "I don't think anything we could ever say would be enough", Wilby said.

Weathercast: Severe storms on Wilson's radar for Sunday
Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid-50s with winds gusting to 20 miles per hour for a much cooler than normal mid-April day. Surface winds will be increasing Monday afternoon 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusting at times to 30 miles per hour .

Jimmy Kimmel mocks 'my pal' Sean Hannity over Trump lawyer bombshell
He bent over backwards to deny the relationship, claiming nothing more than a few harmless chit-chats over real estate. Legal advice can be considered privileged even if given by a lawyer for free.

Swedish Leader of Opposition calls on Modi
He lauded India for taking steps for its unprecedented economic transformation in terms of manufacturing and digital development. This is Modi's maiden visit to Sweden and he is also the first Indian premiere to visit the country in the last 30 years.