Judicial remand of Aseemanand,Chauhan extended by 2 weeks

A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of Swami Aseemanand and Kamal Chauhan,an alleged bomber and co-accused in the Samjhauta blast case.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 4, 2012 3:25:47 am

A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of Swami Aseemanand and Kamal Chauhan,an alleged bomber and co-accused in the Samjhauta blast case.

The two were produced in a Panchkula court and their judicial remand was extended by two weeks. The duo will be produced again on April 17.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had submitted before the court that in his interrogation Chauhan had revealed that it was Lokesh Sharma,a co-accused,who had procured ammunition and explosive material to bomb the train. Also,Chauhan had allegedly disclosed to the NIA that Sharma gave a demonstration of planting and detonating bombs in Bagli,MP.

Sharma is currently in Malegaon in connection with Malegaon blasts. After a four-year probe,the NIA had on June 20,2011,charged Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand,Sunil Joshi (now dead),Lokesh Sharma,Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalasangra alias Ramji with triggering explosions in the cross-border Samjhauta Express near Panipat when the train was heading for Lahore on February 18,2007.

In the chargesheet filed,the NIA had accused the five of hatching a criminal conspiracy which resulted in bomb blasts in the train.

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