Samjhauta blast accused are in jail, not roaming scot free,India to tell Pak
New Delhi, Aug 20: Pakistan will raise the Samjhautha Express blasts case when its National Security Advisor visits India. Pakistan says that the blast which claimed several lives of Pakistanis was carried out by Indians and hence would want details on the trial.
An official informed OneIndia that the response where the Samjautha blasts case is concerned is ready. The trial is on track and all the accused are in jail and not roaming free, India has stated in a response which would be handed over to Pakistan.
On February 18 2007 the Samjautha Express which connects Delhi and Lahore twice a week was bombed in which 68 persons were killed and a majority of them were from Paksitan.
Accused are not roaming around scot free:
When the deliberations on the Samjautha blasts case comes up for discussion, India would tell Paksitan that the accused persons are all in jail. Taking a dig at Pakistan, India would say none of them are walking out in the open unlike Hafiz Saeed or Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are involved in the 26/11 case.
We will make it clear that the investigation has been conducted in a fair manner. Moreover these accused who carried out the blasts will face trial and in quick time. They are not sponsored by the state unlike what we got to see in the 26/11 case, India would inform Pakistan.
Our investigators have made sure that a fair investigation was conducted in the case. All the accused are in jail and would face trial. A parallel between the Samjautha and the 26/11 cannot be drawn. India is serious about completing the trial and will ensure that the accused are brought to book.
Case is progressing:
India would also provide Pakistan on the details of the status of the Samjautha blasts case. There is no point in comparing it with the 26/11 case. The Samjautha case trial cannot be a point of reference to wriggle out of uncomfortable questions regarding 26/11, India would also inform Pakistan.
The Samjautha express blast did not have the backing of the Indian establishment. In the 26/11 case the role of state sponsored terrorists has been ascertained and moreover there is no will on the part of Pakistan to bring the likes of Lakhvi or Saeed to book, the officer also says.