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Seventeen acquitted in Mecca Masjid blast case

January 01, 2009 19:07 IST

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Coverage: The Mecca Masjid blasts
Seventeen people have been acquitted in connection with the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast by a local court in Hyderabad.
       
All the accused were acquitted on Wednesday by the seventh additional metropolitan sessions judge for lack of evidence.
       
The court found no incriminating evidence against them barring their confessional statements and evidence of the
police officials.
       
Earlier, the court had acquitted four persons, including one Shoaib Jagirdar from Jalna of Maharashtra, in
the same case.
       
The police had filed chargesheet against 21 people on charges of conspiring to wage a war against the state and
transporting explosive substances.
       
Nine people were killed and several others injured in a bomb blast triggered in the historic Mecca Masjid here in



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