Hyderabad, March 23: On Thursday, a court in Hyderabad granted bail to Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. He will be released from the prison by Thursday.  On May 18, 2007, nine people were killed and many others were injured after an IED exploded inside the mosque in Hyderabad.

The former RSS member, Aseemanand, was charge sheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA)in 2011. He, in his statement, confessed to having a role in the blast and then pulled back his statement.

Aseemanand is also an accused in the Malegaon and Samjhauta Express blast case.

Earlier this month, NIA’s special Court in Jaipur in its verdict acquitted the main accused Swami Aseemanand in the Ajmer blast case. Due to lack of evidence, Swami Aseemanand was acquitted of all the charges by the court. On October 11, 2007, a blast in the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at the time of Roza iftar killed three pilgrims and left 15 others injured. Out of the three convicted in the case, Sunil Joshi was murdered in 2007.