Samjhauta Express blast case: 12 years after incident, court verdict likely today


Samjhauta Express blast case: 12 years after incident, court verdict likely today

Twelve years after 68 people were killed in blasts on board Samjhauta Express train which runs between India and Pakistan, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Panchkula is likely to deliver its verdict on Monday. The NIA had named eight persons as accused in its chargesheet.

While the main accused Sunil Joshi was killed in December 2007, four accused Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan (Rajinder Chaudhary have been asked to be present in the court when the verdict is announced. Aseemanand is out on bail while the other three are under judicial custody.

The NIA, in its investigation, had concluded that improvised explosive devices were used to trigger blasts in Samjhauta Express which caused fire in two bogies. The incident took place near Panipat in Haryana on the night of February 18, 2007. Read More

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