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Security stepped up for judge who quit after Mecca Masjid blast verdict

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The security of the for NIA cases, who acquitted five persons including right-wing activist in the Masjid blast case, has been enhanced, the police said today.

K Ravinder Reddy, the for NIA cases and Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge, tendered his resignation yesterday citing "personal reasons", hours after pronouncing the verdict in the 2007 case.

"In the wake of yesterday's verdict, the security arrangements at his residence have been enhanced with deployment of additional personnel," a senior police told

The enhanced security arrangements will be in place for some time, he said.

"...there is no specific alert, but following the verdict, security has been stepped up around his house since yesterday itself," the said.

The declined to divulge any detail on how many personnel were deployed for his security.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:45 IST