Samjhauta blast accused Swami Aseemanand granted bail by High Court

Aseemanand was arrested by NIA on December 26, 2012 in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast case.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:August 28, 2014 3:44 pm
Aseemanand was arrested by NIA on December 26, 2012 in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast case. Aseemanand was arrested by NIA on December 26, 2012 in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast case.

Swami Aseemanand, one of the accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case, was on Thursday granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A division bench comprising Justice SS Saron and Justice Liza Gill passed the orders on the application moved by the accused saint.

Aseemanand was arrested by NIA on December 26, 2012 in a case which was registered on July 26, 2007, following a blast in the Samjhauta Express near Panipat.

Swami Aseemanand and three co-accused for their alleged involvement in the Samjhauta Express train blast in 2007 were charged with murder and sedition.

The charges were framed under Section 120-B (conspiracy), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 124-A (sedition), 438 (punishment for mischief with intent to destroy a decked vessel with explosive substance) and 440 (mischief committed after preparation made for causing death), of the IPC.

Sections under which charges were framed include Section 151 (destruction of certain railway properties), 153 (endangering safety of persons traveling by railway by willful act) of the Railways Act, Section 3 (punishment for causing explosion likely to endanger life or property) and 4 (punishment for attempt to cause explosion or keeping explosive with intent to endanger life or property) of the Explosive Substances Act.

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    realist
    Aug 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm
    In near future, I would like to see the (false) case against Swami Aseemanand dismissed.
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      Sudhir
      Aug 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm
      Swami Aseemanand was kept in jail without producing a single evidence &actual terrorist were freed by Secular Congress UPA under instructions of Muslimterrorist organization.
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        Mohammed Khader
        Aug 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm
        All criminals are getting bail.
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          M.P. Rao
          Aug 28, 2014 at 11:09 am
          1) If some witnesses are in stan, there would never come to India to depose andthe accused, an Indian citizen, is unlikely to influence them2) If there is any clear-cut case - based on the Indian witnesses and other evidence,the NIA should've gone ahead with the prosecution.3) Holding Swami Aseemanand for 4 long years for case that happened over 7 years ago is not fair at all and it amounts to his fundamental right to freedom of movement,guaranteed under our Consution.
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            Ramesh
            Aug 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm
            But who says he killed. ISI or Doggy Singh Afghani and what about Bombay blast accused getting bail
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              Ramesh
              Aug 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm
              Yes All criminals as certified by ISI and taliban are getting bail to save country from becoming IRAQ
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                Yatharth
                Aug 29, 2014 at 7:04 am
                In that case all Muslims will have to face the gallows because not one of them is innocent and their hands are drenched with blood of innocents since that evil and vile criminal thug started his murderous cult in sixth century. Humanity has been bleeding ever since.
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                  rahab
                  Aug 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm
                  What a reckless hypocrisy and hindutva terrorism propaa by you..laws should the same for all and hence its a tragedy that this terrorist was not applied with POTA and very severe terrorism acts which should be common for all citizens without holding biased favouritism to particular person as he is a hindu..He should have been awarded death sentence to be hanged like it has been happening several other cases in India dealing with terrorism but rather a shameful tragedy he was released on bail
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