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Mecca Masjid blast case: Swami Aseemanand granted bail

The court has already granted bail to three others in the case

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Mecca Masjid blast case: Swami Aseemanand granted bail

A court granted bail to in the 2007 bomb blast case.

The court has already granted bail to three others in the case.

The court of Fourth Metropolitan Sessions Judge also granted bail to alias Bharat Bhai, a co-accused in the case.

Special Judge granted bail to both Aseemanand and Rateshwar with the direction to produce two local sureties of Rs 50,000 each.

Aseemanand shall not leave Hyderabad without court's permission and remain present for the trial when required, the judge said.

Swami Aseemanand, whose real name is Naba Kumar Sarkar, was arrested on November 19, 2010, from Haridwar in connection with the blast at the here on May 18, 2007, which had killed nine persons.

On March 8 this year, Aseemanand and six others were acquitted in the 2007 Ajmer blast case by a court in Jaipur. He was then brought from Jaipur and lodged in a prison here.

Seeking bail, the defence pointed out that Aseemanandhad been acquitted in the Ajmer case while an Ambala court had granted him bail in the 2007 blast case.

A total of 166 witnesses have been examined in the trial of the case and over 100 are yet to be examined.

Three of the eight accused in the case are already on bail. The Investigation Agency (NIA) had taken over the case from the CBI.

First Published: Fri, March 24 2017. 09:05 IST
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