Samjhauta Blast Case: Aseemanand, 3 Others Acquitted as NIA Fails to Prove Revenge for Temple Attacks Theory


Samjhauta Blast Case: Aseemanand, 3 Others Acquitted as NIA Fails to Prove Revenge for Temple Attacks Theory

Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist Swami Aseemanand was on Wednesday acquitted along with three others in the 12-year-old Samjhauta Express blast case by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Panchkula.

The blast on the Pakistan-bound train near Panipat in Haryana on February 18, 2007, had ripped apart two coaches, killing 68, mostly Pakistani nationals. Four Indian Railway officials had also died.

Apart from Aseemanand, the others acquitted are Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary. Aseemanand, who was charged in three terror attack cases a decade ago, was accused of providing logistic support to the persons who carried out the blasts.

NIA, which had taken over the probe in the case in 2010, had said that the accused were upset with the terror attacks on Hindu temples – Akshardham (Gujarat), Raghunath Mandir (Jammu) Read More

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