‘We have not got justice,’ say relatives
Hyderabad: Some victims and relatives of those killed in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast said they have not got justice and urged the state government to move the High Court against a special NIA court verdict acquitting five accused in the case.
Reacting to the acquittal, Fayaz Khan, who lost his uncle and brother-in-law in the blast, said he was “upset” over the judgment.
“We have not got justice... it is the responsibility of the government to move the High Court against today’s judgment and see to it that all of them are punished accordingly,” he said.
Syed Salman, who was among the injured, said “even after 11 years since the blast, we have not got justice.” He said investigating agencies should “seriously” take up the matter.
Mohd Omar, a relative of another blast victim, too echoed similar views.
Owaisi blames NIA
Meanwhile, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that the Mecca Masjid blast had not been pursued properly by anti-terror investigative agency NIA.
Owaisi alleged on a microblogging site that most of the witnesses in the Mecca Masjid blast case had turned hostile after June 2014 and the NIA either didn’t pursue the case as was expected from it or was not allowed by its political masters to do so.
Asserting that “justice hasn’t been done in the case,” Owassi said “questions would be raised over the criminal justice system (of the country) if such biased prosecutions continue.”—PTI