NEW DELHI-- A Mumbai court has granted bail to seven Muslim men who were wrongfully arrested for a series of blasts in western India that killed 37 people in 2006.

An official for a Muslim welfare organization, Gulzar Azmi, says the court released the men on Wednesday after the group posted bail for them.

Human rights groups have long pressed for the release of the men, who were arrested soon after the blasts occurred in a market crowded with Muslim shoppers.

Hindu militants later confessed they were responsible for the blasts. But the Muslim men remained in jail for four years as the court case continued.