Mecca Masjid Blast case Judge resigns after verdict

K Ravinder ReddyThe judge who delivered Mecca Masjid Blast verdict this morning K Ravinder Reddy has reportedly resigned for ‘personal’ reasons; timing leading to a lot of speculation about why he has chosen to quit after delivering a verdict in such a high-profile case.

K Ravinder Reddy also gave a letter to the chief justice for 15 days leave, the reason mentioned was personal.

All accused in Mecca Masjid Blast of 2007, including Swami Aseemanand, acquitted. The blast which took place at the Mecca Masjid which is adjacent to the Charminar during Friday prayers had left 58 injured. The NIA took over the case from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2011, in which ten persons allegedly belonging to right-wing organisations were named as accused.