Hyderabad, Apr 16 (PTI) The special NIA court judge of Hyderabad K Ravinder Reddy today resigned, barely hours after acquitting the five accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case, a senior judicial officer said. Also Read - Saudi Arabia Suspends Domestic Flights, Buses, Taxis, Trains For 14 Days

Reddy handed over his resignation to the Metropolitan Sessions Judge. Also Read - Tamil Director Raj Kapoor's Son Sharook Kapoor Passes Away at 23 in Mecca

Reddy cited personal reasons for his resignation, and said it had nothing to do with today’s judgement. Also Read - Hajj 2019: History, Date And Significance of Muslim Pilgrimage

In fact, he said, he was considering resigning for quite some time, the official told PTI.

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