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NIA continues to question Chaudhary on Mecca Masjid blasts

PTI  Hyderabad, March 13, 2013
First Published: 14:06 IST(13/3/2013) | Last Updated: 14:10 IST(13/3/2013)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) continued with the custodial interrogation of Rajender Chaudhary, an accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

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A local court had earlier granted custody of Chaudhary to NIA from March 11 for question in connection with the Mecca Masjid blast case. He will remain in their custody for 15-days till March 26.

The NIA wanted to question Chaudhary for his alleged role in planting a bomb at Mecca Masjid and brought him to the city from Haryana on a transit warrant.

Chaudhary, an alleged key accused in the Samjhauta blast case, also known as Samundar Singh among the right-wing extremists, was arrested in December last year by the NIA from Ujjain.

A cellphone controlled pipe bomb had gone off at the historic Mecca Masjid during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007 killing nine persons. Five others were killed after police opened fire at a mob protesting against the blast.


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