Mecca Masjid case: Resignation of judge rejected

Mecca Masjid case: Resignation of judge rejected

"People call NIA a caged parrot, but I will say that it is blind and deaf also", ANI quoted as Owaisi lauded. He had also said that if the family of any of the victims wasn't happy with the case outcome, he was willing to provide them with all kind of legal help.

Owaisi had earlier alleged that the NIA had intentionally botched the probe into case.

Reddy, was among the 11 subordinate court judges who were suspended by the Hyderabad High Court in June 2016. "This is not a small crime", he had said. "Not a single central minister has reacted to the verdict or [the way forward] on the Mecca Masjid blast case verdict", he added.

Ten people allegedly belonging to right-wing organisations were named as accused in the case.

The NIA took over the case on 7 April 2011.

Rightwing Hindu activists Nabakumar Sarkar alias Swamy Aseemanand, Devender Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias Bharat Bhai and Rajender Chowdhary featured in the acquitted list.

Two other accused - Sandeep V Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra - are absconding while another accused Sunil Joshi died.

A total of 226 witnesses were examined during the trial and as many as 411 documents were exhibited.

An inquiry by the Registrar (Vigilance) of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, against Judge Ravinder Reddy, is underway based on a complaint filed by a litigant who wanted "a thorough inquiry to be conducted to know the corrupt practices" of the judge.

Reddy, a senior judge handling National Investigation Agency cases in Hyderabad, resumed work at the fourth metropolitan sessions court after the high court cancelled his leave too.