Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Swamy Aseemanand also linked to Samjhauta train attack: NIA

S.O. News Service

Panchkula: The findings of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) seem to be more surprising in the 2007 Samjhauta train blast that left 68 dead, mostly Pakistani's. The agency claims the involvement of Hyderabad Mecca Masjid Blast accused Swami Aseemanand in the case. The agency obtained a warrant from a court here to produce the suspect for further interrogation in the case.

According to sources, NIA submitted an application in the additional district and sessions court (a special court for Samjhauta blasts case), asserting that they had sufficient evidence against the Swami. Accepting their plea, Judge Ritu Garg granted a production warrant till January 3.

Swami Aseemanand was arrested from Haridwar on 19th of November by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in connection with the blast at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on 18th of May 2007. The explosion had killed nine persons and had injured many. Official sources claim that the Swami had reportedly confessed his involvement in Samjhauta Express blasts during CBI interrogation.

Sixty-eight people were killed when bombs were set off in two coaches of cross-country Samjhauta Express around midnight on 18th of February 2007 at Diwana near Panipat. Only 38 victims could be identified and most of them were Pakistani nationals on their return journey to Lahore. Investigation into the blasts had revealed that six firebombs along with timers, which were kept inside six suitcases, were purchased from an outlet in Indore.

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