The panel had visited the village, where the mosque is located, on October 20. In July, the NIA had filed a case to probe the terror funding module linked to Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation -- a front organisation of the banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
“Preliminary interrogation of the arrested accused revealed that the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad, a banned terror group, in furtherance of a well-planned conspiracy in Pakistan,” Inspector General (IG) Alok Mittal said.
Reddy, the special Judge for NIA cases and Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge, had on Monday acquitted five persons including right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case.
2007 Mecca Masjid blast case: On May 18, 2007, a bomb exploded at the Mecca Masjid during Friday prayers, resulting in the death of eight persons and injuries to 58. Five others were shot dead by police during a riot that followed.