MECCA MASJID BLAST

  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely three months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a magazine has dropped a bombshell. In its February cover page, The Caravan has carried a story 'The Believer' on Swami Aseemanand, an accused in several terror cases across India between 2006 and 2008. The article by Leena Gita Reghunath...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Mecca Masjid blasts: HC recalls order on relief to men wrongly accused September 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh High Court has recalled its Monday order staying monetary to relief Muslim youth wrongly accused in the Mecca Masjid blasts case in May 2007. The AP HC on Thursday recalled its order and made the victims/beneficiaries as respondents in the case (which...
  • AP: HC order on Muslim youth compensation creates trouble for CM September 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: Yet another sticky wicket for former Ranji cricketer and now Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The AP High Court has found fault with a 2011 government order offering compensation to 70 Muslim youth for wrongful confinement after the 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts in Hyderabad. The court...
  • HC's decision to cancel relief for Muslims wrongly arrested is shocking: Owaisi September 17, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday set aside a 2011 state government order offering compensation to 70 Muslim youngsters who were wrongly detained and later acquitted in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. ...
  • Mecca Masjid blast: HC cancels money paid to Muslims wrongly arrested September 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday set aside a 2011 state government order offering compensation to 70 Muslim youngsters who were wrongly detained and later acquitted in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. In an order which is likely to have major ramifications, the High Court said the government went...
  • Hyderabad: Mecca Masjid blast survivor among those injured February 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Hyderabad twin blasts climbed to 15 on Friday and 118 people have been left injured, some of them critical. Most of the victims are now being discharged from various hospitals depending on the severity of their wounds. One of the faces of the tragedy is...
  • BJP wants Shinde sacked for terror remarks January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at the UPA government for Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remark that the BJP and the RSS were promoting Hindu terrorism through their training camps. The BJP demanded that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demand an...
  • Shinde's terror remark: BJP demands apology January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP, the RSS and the Congress are yet again involved in a war of words, this time over Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks that the training camps run by them were promoting Hindu terrorism. At the last day of the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, Shinde...
  • Mecca Masjid blast case: NIA gets custody of Tej Ram December 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: A local court on Saturday granted 18day police custody of Tej Ram, who was arrested in connection with the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Tej Ram, believed to be a member of the rightwing group that is suspected to be behind the Samjhauta...
  • NIA arrests right wing group man for Mecca Masjid blast December 25, 2012

    Indore: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a man belonging to a right wing group near Indore in connection with the May 2007 Mecca Masjid blast that left 13 people dead in Hyderabad. Tej Ram was apprehended by NIA sleuths on Monday afternoon from Ravidas Marg area of Depalpur, 15 km...
  • Stigma stays forever for the acquitted in terror cases November 28, 2012

    Srinagar/Mumbai: After the acquittal of the Lajpat Nagar blast accused after 16 years in jail, a debate is raging on over the credibility of the police investigation. The question is whether it is a case of innocents being incarcerated for decades or are criminals being set free due to a...
  • Tight security in Old City on Friday May 18, 2012

    HYDERABAD: In view of the fifth anniversary of the Mecca Masjid bomb blast on Friday, police have beefed up security in various parts of the old city Police said they were stepping up the security at the mosque, Charminar, other monuments, places of worship and other public places.Vehiclechecking and patrolling...
  • Justice eludes victims falsely arrested for blast January 9, 2012

    Hyderabad: They are the worst victims of physical and mental torture by police in the Mecca Masjid blast case. But like justice, compensation too seems to elude them till date. A few hours before Mohammed Raeesuddin was to receive a cheque of Rs 300,000 along with 15 others, his name...
  • Mecca Masjid: Rs 70 lakh for wrongful arrest December 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government has ordered the release of Rs 70 lakh for those wrongly accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. Fifty youngsters who were detained, questioned and later let off will get Rs 20,000 each as compensation. While 20 people who were chargesheeted and later acquitted, will...
  • AP to pay Rs 70 lakh to Muslims wrongly arrested December 7, 2011

    Hyderabad: In perhaps the first instance of victims of police torture in a terror case being paid compensation in India, Andhra Pradesh has released Rs 7 million for innocent Muslim youths arrested and tortured in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. A day after Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy...
  • Malegaon accused's families want compensation November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The nine people, who were accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, got bail on Saturday and will finally be walking free after spending five years in prison. Their families, although relieved, want the state to compensate them for the trauma, the stigma of terror and their loss. Father and...
  • Mecca Masjid blast: Aseemanand chargesheeted May 16, 2011

    Hyderabad: A chargesheet was on Monday filed against rightwing activist Swami Aseemanand by the NIA for his alleged role in the conspiracy behind the 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts that left nine people dead. 59yearold Nabakumar Sarkar aka Swami Aseemanand, who is also an accused in the Samhjauta Express bomb blast case,...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand in custody of Raj ATS January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: Rajasthan AntiTerrorist Squad on Saturday took rightwing Hindu group Abhinav Bharat member and Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand in its custody in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Dargah attack case. The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Ajmer had issued a production warrant against Aseemanand on January 18 and the...
  • Samjhauta blast accused sent to judicial custody January 13, 2011

    Panchkula: Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand has been sent to judicial custody till January 27 by a special Panchkula court. The court sent Assemanand to judicial custody after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought an extension of his custody. His statement under Section 164 of CrPC is being recorded...
  • Samjhauta blasts: Aseemanand's custody extended January 3, 2011

    Panchkula: A special court in Panchkula on Monday extended, by 10 days, the police custody of Hindu group leader Swami Aseemanand in connection with the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blasts in Haryana that killed 68 people. Aseemanand was brought before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court amidst tight security cover on...
  • Ajmer blast case: RSS leader claims innocence December 23, 2010

    New Delhi: RSS leader Indresh Kumar was on Thursday quizzed by CBI in Delhi in connection with the Ajmer blast and 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad. Indresh, who has been a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Central Working Committee for past four years, termed CBI's move to question him as...
  • Mecca Masjid blast: CBI chargesheets 2 accused December 13, 2010

    Hyderabad: Three years after a blast at Mecca Masjid claimed nine lives in Hyderabad, the CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet against Devendra Gupta and Lokesh Sharma, who are also accused in the Ajmer blast case. The investigating agency filed the chargesheet running into 80 pages against Gupta, allegedly linked to...
  • Suspected RSS workers attack TV Today office July 16, 2010

    New Delhi: After Headlines Today broke a story on saffron terror, suspected RSS workers attacked TV Today office here on Friday in retaliation. The activists tried to barge into the building. But they were prevented from entering the offices of the media house. The TV Today's Hindi channel Aaj Tak had...
  • Mecca Masjid blast mastermind might be dead July 15, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after CNNIBN revealed details of interrogation of suspects in Mecca Masjid blast case linking them to senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Indresh Kumar, it is now learnt that a former pracharak of the organisation was the alleged mastermind of the blast. Sunil Joshi, a long time RSS...
  • RSS under the scanner for links to Hindu terrorists July 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Details of the interrogation of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activists Ashok Berry and Ashok Varshney indicate that they knew Devender Gupta, the main accused in Mecca Masjid blast case. CNNIBN has access to the interrogation report of the two senior RSS activists from UP, who were under intelligence scanner, linking...
  • Islamic group claims hand behind Hyd attack May 15, 2010

    Hyderabad: A day after 2 gunmen killed a constable on Friday evening in Hyderabad's old city area, police have recovered a CD allegedly thrown by them before fleeing the spot. The police have also recovered a letter written in Urdu along with the CD. In the letter, a relatively unknown...
  • RSS members behind Hyderabad, Ajmer blasts May 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Two members of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Devender Gupta and Chandrashekhar Barod have emerged as the prime suspects in the Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid and Ajmer blasts. As links between the two blasts become clearer the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is increasingly looking at involvement...
  • Samjhauta blasts case: ATS contradicting itself November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: While the Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) may be declaring victory over alleged confessions of Malegaon blast accused, Lt Col Purohit, many of the ATS's revelations in the past few days seem to contradict other investigations. Though ATS officials say Lt Col Purohit supplied explosives for other blasts, including those...
  • Most wanted: Lt Col linked to more blasts November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The list of investigating agencies that want to question Lt. Col. Srikant Prasad Purohit, the Army officer under arrest for the Malegaon blast, is getting longer. Purohit and nine other people have so far been arrested for the Malegaon blast on September 29 bombing in which five people were...