Hindu radical Swami Aseemanand gets bail in 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts case

Aseemanand was acquitted by a NIA court in the Ajmer Sharif blast case earlier this month. Image credit: southlive.in Photograph:( Others )

WION Hyderabad, Telangana, India Mar 23, 2017, 12.44 PM (IST)

A Hyderabad court Thursday granted bail to right wing Hindu radical Swami Aseemanand for his involvement in the 2007 blast at the Southern city's Mecca Masjid which led to the death of 16 people. He will reportedly be released once the legal formalities are over.

The Mecca Masjid explosion took place on May 18, 2007 inside a mosque located in old Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state.

Aseemanand, who was also accused in the 2007 blast at Rajasthan's Ajmer Sharif Dargah, was acquitted by a National Investigation Agency court earlier this month. 

He is also an accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts and the Samjhauta Express explosion which took place the following year and led to the death of 70 passengers.