Soon after the blast on May 18, 2007, five more people were killed in subsequent police firing as cops tried to control a mob.
The fourth additional metropolitan sessions-cum-special court for NIA cases had concluded the trial and last week posted the case to tomorrow for judgement. They will be presented in Nampally Criminal Court on 16th April under tight security.
The court observed that the investigating agency had failed to prove the guilt of any of the 10 accused in the case - Nabakumar Sirkar alias Swami Aseemanand; Mohanlal Rateshwar; Lokesh Sharma alias Ajay Tiwari; Devender Gupta; Lakshman Das Maharaj, and Rajender Chowdhary.
Ten persons allegedly belonging to right wing organisations were named as accused in the case.
In March 2017, Gupta and another accused were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Rajasthan court in the Ajmer Dargah blast, which also happened in 2007.
The CBI was handed over the case after initial investigations by local police.
Swami Aseemanand and Bharat Mohanlal Rateshwar are out on bail while three others are lodged in the central prison in Hyderabad under judicial remand. He was arrested in November 2010 from Haridwar in connection with the Mecca Masjid blast case.