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Five acquitted in Mecca Masjid bomb blast case

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A special here today acquitted five persons, including Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Masjid blast case.

Nine persons were killed and 58 injured in the blast. Ten persons were named as accused in the case.

However, only five of them -- Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, alias Naba Kumar Sarkar, Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias and -- who were arrested had faced trial in the case.

Two other accused -- and Ramchandra Kalsangra -- are absconding while another accused had died. Investigations were continuing against two other accused.

A total of 226 witnesses were examined during the trial and as many as 411 documents exhibited.

and were on bail while three others have been lodged in the here under judicial remand.

In March 2017, a court in had sentenced Gupta and others to life in jail in the Ajmer Dargah blast case.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 12:55 IST