2007 Mecca Masjid bombing case: Swami Aseemanand granted bail

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Hyderabad : At last Swami Aseemanand will walk out from a jail in Hyderabad after six years. He was alleged involved in three bombings and granted bail in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing case.

The court has directed Aseemanand not to leave the city without court's permission and to furnish two securities of Rs 50,000 each before he is set free.

Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar alias Bharat Bhai, a co-accused in the case, was also granted bail by the court.

Swami Aseemanand, whose real name is Naba Kumar Sarkar, was arrested on November 19, 2010, from Haridwar in connection with the blast at the Mecca Masjid here on May 18, 2007, which had killed nine persons.

On March 8 this year, Aseemanand and six others were acquitted in the 2007 Ajmer blast case by a court in Jaipur.


Three of the eight accused in the case are already on bail. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had taken over the case from the CBI.