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Critical files go missing in Mecca Masjid case, NIA lambasts court officials

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Hyderabad, 15 Mar 2018 [Fik/News Sources]:  In a clear case of extreme gross negligence, a critical document containing a disclosure by Hindu right-wing member Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, has gone mysteriously missing from a lower court’s custody.

The missing document -believed to be of critical importance- could possibly seal the fate of the trial.

On Tuesday, K Ravinder Reddy, the fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge cum special court for NIA cases, came down heavily on court officials after several documents pertaining to the case couldn’t be traced. The proceedings of the case had to be stalled by more than one and half hours before officials could trace some of the documents that were exhibited before the court.

It is pertinent to mention that on May 18, 2007, a bomb blast inside the Mecca Masjid during Friday prayers killed nine people and injured 58 others. Later, more people were killed when the police opened fire on protesters. Several RSS members were questioned by the court in the case.

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