Judge in high profile Mecca Masjid blast case resigns after 'not guilty' verdict

Just hours after declaring all the accused not guilty in the high profile 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case of Hyderabad, the judge, Ravinder Reddy, resigned.

Reddy delivered the verdict in the 11-year-old case on Monday afternoon. He shocked everyone by resigning the same day, saying the reasons were personal.

All the five men were let off as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) failed to establish their role in the attack.

Nine people were killed and over 50 injured during Friday prayers at the historic mosque in Hyderabad.

Swami Aseemanand, a former member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), had been linked to the attack. There were 10 people from right wing organisations who were named as accused. One of them, Sunil Joshi, a former RSS member, was murdered.

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