HYDERABAD: A pipe bomb explosion at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on May 18th, 2007 when Friday prayers were offered resulted the deaths of eight people. As many as 58 people suffered injuries. Five other were killed in the fire opened by cops to control rioting of angry mob.
The case was transferred to CBI after preliminary investigation by local police. In April 2011, NIA took over the probe and examined 226 witnesses.
On Monday, The Special NIA Court in Hyderabad acquitted all the five accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case on grounds of lack of evidence.
NIA named 10 Members of right-wing group Abhinav Bharat as assumed in the bomb blast case. RSS Functionary Sunil Joshi was murdered during the investigation of the case. Two other accused are absconding. Five Accused who faced the trail have been now acquitted as NIA failed to produce concrete evidence to prove their role. The 11-Years long case has ended in this manner finally.