Judge who delivered verdict resigns

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New Delhi, Apr 16: The Special National Investigative Agency (NIA) judge, who on Monday delivered the verdict in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, has resigned, a media report said.
According to a report, the fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge and Judge of NIA Court at Nampally Court Complex Ravinder Reddy, who earlier in the day acquitted five accused in the case, sent a letter to the Metropolitan Sessions Judge and Chief Justice of High Court stating that he was resigning on personal grounds.
All the five accused in the Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid blast case, including Swami Aseemanand, were acquitted due to lack of “clinching evidence.”
Meanwhile, president of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party (AIMIM) called the resignation “Intriguing” and tweeted:
“Judge who gave acquittal to all accused in Mecca Masjid Blast RESIGNS very intriguing and I am surprised with the Lordship decision.”