Mecca Masjid

  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN accessed a hand-written note by terror accused Swami Aseemanand where he denied having given an interview to The Caravan, the magazine has now countered the jailed activist's claims and released the interview's transcripts. The Caravan magazine on Sunday released transcript of the Aseemanand interview which...
  • 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...
  • Cong pressuring people for testimonies: Shiv Sena on Aseemanand claims February 6, 2014

    Reacting to the allegations by terror suspect Aseemanand naming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the terror strikes in 2007, Shiv Sena along with the BJP defended him saying that Congress and its agencies were working against them and will are pressuring people to give any kind of testimony. ...
  • RSS denies terror charges, accuses Congress of political conspiracy February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS has denied its involvement in any terror strike following reports of allegations levelled against its chief Mohan Bhagwat by terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "This is a political conspiracy. Aseemanand has clarified he never said this. We have to see the timing," Ram Madhav, member of the...
  • The Caravan interview with Aseemanand has exposed RSS ideology: JDU February 6, 2014

    Terror accused Swami Aseemanand has given an audio interview to The Caravan magazine claiming that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the blasts on the Samjhauta Express, at the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and the Ajmer Dargah. ...
  • 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...
  • Andhra may challenge HC order on compensation to Muslim youths September 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is likely to challenge in the Supreme Court a high court verdict striking down the state's order awarding "compensation" to 70 Muslim youths, allegedly "implicated" in the Mecca Masjid bomb blasts case. "The Chief Minister will discuss the issue with the Advocate General and take a...
  • 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...
  • Did RSS turn a blind eye to accused in terror attacks? January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten people, allegedly associated with the RSS, have been accused of terrorising Samjhauta Express, Ajmer Sharif and Mecca Masjid. Did the sangh turn a blind eye? An NIA investigation in Samjhauta case shows all accused have a sangh link. The mastermind - late Sunil Joshi, a RSS pracharak...
  • 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 18-day 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 right-wing 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...
  • Hyderabad: Tight security amidst Eid celebrations August 20, 2012

    The nation celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday. It marks the end of month-long fasting for Muslims. ...
  • 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...
  • NIA custody of Mecca blast accused opposed November 24, 2011

    HYDERABAD: An accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case, Bharat Bhai whose custody was granted to the National Investigation Agency was opposed by his counsel on Wednesday. Bharat Bhai, presently lodged in a prison in Ajmer, was arrested by the NIA on the May 18, 2007 in the Mecca Masjid...
  • 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 right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand by the NIA for his alleged role in the conspiracy behind the 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts that left nine people dead. 59-year-old Nabakumar Sarkar aka Swami Aseemanand, who is also an accused in the Samhjauta Express bomb blast case,...
  • Hindu terror cases transferred to NIA March 21, 2011

    Hindu allegedly behind Samjhauta, Mecca Masjid, Ajmer and Malegaon blasts. ...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand in custody of Raj ATS January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad on Saturday took right-wing 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...