Pak to seek Lt Col Purohit's custody?

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Islamabad, Dec 12: Reports suggest that the government of Pakistan might formally ask India to hand over Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit, the Indian army officer who is presently undergoing trail in Malegaon blasts here. Pak seeks Col. Purohit for probing his alleged role in perpetrating the bomb blasts on the Samjhauta Express that runs between India and Pakistan.

Samjauta blasts took place about 100 kilometers from New Delhi in Deewana near Panipat on February 19, 2007, killing 64 people, including many Pakistani nationals. It is believed that the explosions are set off by IEDs in two of the train's coaches as it was heading towards the Attari Railway station near Lahore.

Col Purohit is currently in police custody in Maharashtra after he was arreseted by the Mumbai Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) for his alleged connection with the Sept 28, 2007 Malegaon bomb blast case. He is the first ever serving army officer arrested in connection with the terrorist activities and for links with Hindu extremist organisations.


OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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