India to share Samjhauta info with Pak once probe is completed

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Government today said it willshare information with Pakistan on the investigation into theSamjhauta train blast once the probe is completed.

Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai said New Delhiunderstands the concerns of Islamabad as several Pakistanicitizens were killed in Samjhauta blast but investigation hasnot been completed yet.

"Now the investigation is on.... Investigation is notcomplete. As and when the investigation is completed andcharge sheet is filed, we would definitely share theinformation with Pakistan," he said.

The blast in Samjhauta Express, which runs betweenIndia and Pakistan, took place on the intervening night ofFebruary 17 and 18, 2007 near Panipat in Haryana.

Right wing Hindu activist Swami Aseemananda, inhis confessional statement given to the NationalInvestigation Agency, "admitted" his and his colleagues''involvement in the blast that left 68 dead, mostlyPakistanis.

Pillai said government was committed to bring tojustice anyone who commits terror irrespective of his religionor anything else as it considers such person as nothing but a"criminal".

"I think in one sense, it (the probe) shows that weare willing to be fair as far as possible.

"If somebody has done a crime, irrespective of who ishe, what is his religion, we will go after him and make surethat he is punished," he said.

The Home Secretary said he hoped that the message goesto Pakistan, which is yet to bring the perpetrators of theMumbai terror attack to justice, so that they also do itirrespective of who the person involved is.

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