Centre to hand over Samjhauta Express case to NIA

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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New Delhi, Jul 30: Home Minister P Chidambaram has told that National Investigation Agency (NIA) will take over probes into the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing and the Lashkar e Taiba's plan to attack Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hyderabad.

"NIA has been directed to take up the cases of Samjhauta Express and the attack on Deloitte Hyderabad. Some of the old cases not being solved are being given to the NIA as we want to solve them. Samjhauta Express is one example," said Chidambaram.

The bomb blasts killing 68 people on Samjhauta Express was happened in Feb 18, 2007 near Diwana railway station in Panipat, Haryana.

The other case which planned to hand over to NIA was the arrest of the member of Lashkar e Taiba terror group in May 2010. The arrest unveiled the plot to carry out attacks against multinational auditing firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Hyderabad.

The Samjhauta Express case was being probed by a Haryana Special Investigation Team.

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