Mecca Masjid blast accused file bail plea



Hyderabad: The two accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case on Wednesday moved a local court seeking bail.

The petitioners Devendra Gupta and Lokesh Sharma, who are presently under judicial custody here, filed a bail petition through their counsel before the XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court here.

Gupta and Sharma are among the five persons who have been named as accused in the chargesheet filed by the Rajasthan ATS in the 2007 Ajmer blast case, last month.

A cell phone-triggered pipe bomb placed inside the Mecca Masjid here during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007 had claimed 9 lives. 5 people were killed in police firing in the clashes that erupted after the blast.

CBI, which is probing the Mecca Masjid blast, had registered a case on June 9, 2007 under various sections of the IPC and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Gupta and Sharma are among the five persons who have been named as accused in the chargesheet filed by the Rajasthan ATS in the 2007 Ajmer blast case, last month.

A cell phone-triggered pipe bomb placed inside the Mecca Masjid here during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007 had claimed 9 lives. 5 people were killed in police firing in the clashes that erupted after the blast.

CBI, which is probing the Mecca Masjid blast, had registered a case on June 9, 2007 under various sections of the IPC and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

PTI