11 Years On, Hyderabad Blast Case Back To Square 1

HYDERABAD: Twenty months after it took over the Mecca Masjid blast case from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed to have made two key arrests from Madhya Pradesh in December 2012.

The NIA had nabbed Rajendhar Chowdary, a 35-yearold farmer, and Tejram Parmar, a 31-year-old mason, for allegedly planting bombs at the historical mosque on May 18, 2007. Later, the NIA did not even include Parmar’s identify in the chargesheet and Rajendhar was acquitted, bringing the phobia narrative — that started as a cross-border Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) conspiracy and ended as a home Hindutva terror plot — again to sq. one.

After the blasts, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Hyderabad police introduced a probe and arrested a number of persons suspected to be HuJI operatives. Five suspects, including an MBA pupil, have been even sent to Bengaluru and subjected to narco analysis at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, the place they allegedly confessed to have carried out the phobia strike with RDX equipped by way of their pals from Bangladesh.


Subsequently, the Mecca Masjid blast case was handed over to the CBI and two circumstances have been registered by way of it in June and October, 2007. When the CBI arrested Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma and Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Aseemanand in 2010, who have been additionally accused in the Ajmer Dargah blast case, the phobia narrative took a new flip from HuJI to Hindutva.


Almost four years after the CBI started its probe into the case and filed a chargesheet accusing persons affiliated to various Hindu non secular outfits of having planned and carried out the blasts to avenge terror moves on temples, the probe was handed over to the NIA in April 2011.


The NIA continued the road of investigation pursued by way of the CBI and arrested 3 more persons, including the alleged bomb planters — Rajendhar and Tejram — together with a textile businessman from Gujarat, Bharat Bhai.


With the special court docket acquitting all the five accused, defence recommend claimed that the case was politically motivated and evidence was fabricated, whilst some victims rightly said that “justice behind schedule is justice denied”.
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