Among the criticism Monday’s acquittals in the Mecca Masjid blast case faced was the allegation that there is a pattern in the last few acquittals in alleged cases of “Hindu terror”. Critics also said that former special public prosecutor Rohini Salian, who had alleged that the NIA had asked her to “go slow” on “Hindu terror” in the Malegaon blasts case, stands vindicated.
Asaduddin Owaisi, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief, said, “Justice has not been done because of NIA’s biased prosecution. When two accused got bail two years ago, I had spoken in Parliament, demanding that the government should appeal against the bail. That was not done for 90 days, allowing the bail to become permanent. Aseemanand was also given bail in Ajmer blast case, and the government did not challenge the acquittal of seven people in that case either.
It’s been more than a year.”