Mecca Masjid blast accused sent to jail in Hyderabad

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 14:50 hrs

Hyderabad, Dec 27 (IANS) A city court Thursday sent Tejram Parmar, a key accused in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, to judicial custody for 14 days.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) brought Parmar, who was arrested near Indore Monday, to Hyderabad on prisoner transit warrant and produced him before Nampally Criminal Court.

The court sent the 25-year-old accused to judicial custody till Jan 11. The activist of a right-wing Hindu organization was subsequently shifted to Chanchalguda Central Jail.

The court adjourned hearing on a petition by NIA, seeking his custody for 20 days for questioning him.

Parmar was arrested after Rajender Chaudhary, an accused in the blast case who was arrested in Ujjain a few days ago, confessed that that three people planted bombs in the mosque.

Nine people were killed and 58 others were injured in the bomb blast during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007 at the 17th century mosque, one of the biggest mosques in India.

Chaudhary confessed that he along with Parmar and Amit planted bombs. Amit is still absconding. All the three hail from Madhya Pradesh and share the same ideology. The NIA has not yet revealed the name of the organization they belong to.

According to NIA, the trio along with the main accused Swami Aseemanand and others are involved in blasts on Samjhauta Express, Ajmer Dargah, Mecca Masjid, Malegaon and other places

The other arrested accused in the blasts include Devender Gupta, Lokesh Sharma and Bharat Lal alias Bharat Bhai.

Two other accused Ramchandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange are absconding while another suspect Sunil Joshi was killed, allegedly by his own associates.

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