Samjhauta case: Don’t know arrested ‘bomb planter’,says Aseemanand

Aseemanand feels Kamal Chauhan's arrest an NIA conspiracy; NIA claims Chauhan planted train bomb.

Written by RAGHAV OHRI | Chandigarh | Published: February 22, 2012 12:39 pm

Accused in the Samjhauta attack,Swami Aseemanand told a court today that he did not know one Kamal Chauhan who has recently been arrested in the case.

Aseemanand said Chauhan’s arrest is a conspiracy by the National Investigation Agency.

Aseemanand was produced in a local court in Panchkula in the morning during the hearing on the Samjhauta blast which killed 68 people in 2008.

The NIA has claimed Chauhan,who was arrested last week,is one of the key accused who planted explosives on Samjhauta Express. The probe agency said Chauhan had also ‘admitted’ to his role.

Chauhan was arrested from Indore.

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