Samjhauta blast: Swami Aseemanand produced before Panchkula court

Panchkula, Jan 13 (ANI): Samjhauta blasts key accused Swami Aseemanand was on Thursday produced before a court here by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) at end of the period for which they were granted his custody.

As per reports, the NIA is likely to seek further remand of Aseemanand, who runs the Shabri Dham Ashram in Dang district of Gujarat, to extensively question him over his role in the train blasts.

Meanwhile, sleuths from the Maharashtra ATS would be arriving in Haryana today to question Aseemanand in connection with the Malegaon mosque blasts of 2006 and 2008.

Aseemanand was arrested on November 19 2010 for his alleged involvement in the Ajmer, Hyderabad and Samjhauta Express blasts, which all took place in the year 2007.

A Panchkula Special Court had earlier extended his police remand by 10 days.

Earlier, Aseemanand revealed that his alleged right hand man, Sunil Joshi, who was murdered in mysterious circumstances in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh on December 29, 2007, was behind the Malegaon bombing of September 2006.

He has also reportedly given graphic details of how Indresh and several others were working in tandem planning terror strikes.

The NIA has followed suit in its probe into the Samjhauta blasts case. NIA investigators have also recorded the statement of a witness, Bharat Bhai, under section 164 of the CrPC. (ANI)

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