Samjhauta case: NIA to file case against Aseemanand

Swami Aseemanand
Panchkula, Jun 20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) would shortly lodge a chargesheet against Hindutva leader Swami Aseemanand for his involvement in 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings.

The Samjhauta Express blasts were the terrorist attacks that occurred during midnight on 18 February 2007 on the Samjhauta Express. Most civilians were Pakistanis, but the victims involved Indians too. It had killed 68 people in total.

Along with Aseemanand, the NIA also accused Sunil Joshi (now dead), Lokesh Sharma, Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalasangra alias Ramji of hatching a criminal conspiracy. This blast killed more Pakistanis.

The NIA said that Aseemanand has played the key role in the 2007 Samjhauta blast in Panipat. The foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan are to begin shortly.

NIA's investigation revealed that after the Jehadi attacks on Gujrat's Akshardham temple, Aseemanand was quite upset. Gradually he and his supporters developed a deep vengeance against not only the 'Jehadi' terrorists but unfortunately also against an entire minority community as such and this led to the concept of 'bomb ka badla bomb se' in his mind.

According to sources, Aseemanand and group had also targeted Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid, Ajmer and Malegaon. The blasts were carried out under the command of Aseemanand and Late Joshi.

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