Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said here on Friday that the Mecca Masjid blast case had turned “cold” after two years, as the two primary suspects were dead.
As many as 14 people were killed and more than 50 injured in the blast and the subsequent police firing on May 18, 2007.
Initially, the state police’s Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) investigated the case. But it was later handed over to the CBI as questions were raised over the impartiality of the state police.
Chidambaram said, “Although the CBI is investigating the case, in police parlance the case has turned cold. The two primary suspects in that case are dead. Unless we get further clues, it is not possible to take the case forward.”
He said investigations were nearing completion in one of the twin blasts in Hyderabad on August 25, 2007 and that a charge sheet would be filed soon.