acquitted. Two other accused - Sandeep V Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra - were absconding, while Sunil Joshi was murdered.
Investigation against accused nine and 10, Tejram Parmar and Amith Chowhan respectively, was going on.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the NIA had filed three charge sheets in the high-profile case.
Stating that the BJP does not comment on the judgment of the court or working of Indian judiciary, Patra asked how the Congress was labelling today's verdict as wrong when they were celebrating the court verdict in the 2G scam case. He told television channels that accused in several cases were acquitted since the BJP-led government was formed at the Centre four years ago.
NIA officials say they have decided not challenge the Ajmer case verdict, giving finality to Aseemanad's acquittal in the case. In view of the interstate nature of the crime, the case was handed over to the NIA on April 4, 2011. Qs is what will be left of criminal justice system if such biased prosecutions continue (sic). "Justice has not been done", he said, "This was a complete biased investigation".
During the 11 years, more than 200 witnesses were examined by the court, and over 400 documents were exhibited.
The probe agency claimed that charges had been steered towards Hindu-right-wing groups on the basis of Swami Aseemanand's confession that he along with other activists were involved in bombing of places of worship like Ajmer Sharif, Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, etc.
Hindutva preacher Swami Aseemanand.
The NIA had placed heavy reliance on Aseemanand's confessional statement in which he had said that he chose to come clean was after meeting with one youth called Abdul Kaleem. A few hours after the verdict was pronounced, Ravindra Reddy, the judge who delivered the same resigned.