swami aseemanand, a former rss member and abhinav bharat ideologue, was among those acquitted today by a special court in the 2007 mecca masjid blast casebs web team  |  new delhi  last updated at april 16, 2018 16:46 isthttp://mybs.in/2vm8rq4 file photo of mecca masjid blast accused swami aseemanand who was acquitted by a special nia court in hyderabad on monday eleven years after a powerful explosion killed nine people and injured 58 people during friday prayers near the iconic charminar in hyderabad, a national investigation agency (nia) court in the state on monday acquitted all five accused in the 2007 makkah masjid case. the fourth additional metropolitan sessions-cum-special court for nia cases had concluded the trial and last week posted the case for judgment on april 16. the mecca masjid attack was allegedly carried out by a group of right-wing terrorists 11 years ago on may 18, 2007. a lawyer for one of the accused told reporters outside the nampally criminal court complex that the court held that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges. hindu right-wing group abhinav bharat members nabakumar sarkar alias swamy aseemanand, devender gupta, lokesh sharma, bharat mohanlal rateshwar alias bharat bhai and rajender chowdhary, who were charged by the nia, were all acquitted. the explosion ripped through the mosque on may 18, 2007. two live ieds were also recovered by police and defused. later, five more people were killed in subseque...