Judge Ravinder Reddy stunned everyone by resigning on the day he delivered the verdict in the 11-year-old case, citing personal reasons.
Swami Aseemanand, a monk and former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member who has been linked to three terror attacks, was among the five men acquitted in the case.
Hyderabad lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi raised questions about the resignation and called it an "intriguing" move.
After resigning, the judge had proceeded on 15-day leave. That has been cancelled.
Judge who gave acquittal to all accused in Mecca Masjid Blast RESIGNS very intriguing and I am surprised with the Lordship decisionAsaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) April 16, 2018