[Reader-list] Rs 10 lakh award for clues to Mecca Masjid blast accused

Subhash subhachops at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 21:11:10 IST 2010

Mecca Masjid blast case: CBI announces reward of Rs 10 lakh
PTI, Jun 22, 2010, 07.18pm IST

NEW DELHI: CBI announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for providing
information on each of the two accused, Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra
Kalsangra, in the Mecca Masjid Blast in Hyderabad in 2007.

"The Central Bureau of Investigation has announced a cash reward of Rs
10 lakh to any person providing information leading to the arrest of
each of the two absconding accused," CBI spokesperson Harsh Bhal said.

Both Dange alias Parmanand and Kalsangra alias Ramji alias Vishnu
Patel are residents of Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

After registering the case on June 9, 2007, CBI took over the custody
of two persons -- Devender Gupta and Lokesh Sharma, who are also
accused in Ajmer Dargah blast case.

"Both these accused were earlier arrested by ATS Rajasthan in the said
blast case," Bhal said adding that the names of Dange and Kalsangra
figured during their interrogation.

Gupta is in CBI custody till June 30, 2010 while Sharma is in judicial custody.

The Mecca Masjid blast on May 18, 2007 had claimed nine lives, whereas
five people were killed in subsequent police firing on protesters near
the mosque.

"The name of the informant shall be kept secret," the official added.

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