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Dec 15, 2012 at 11:54pm IST

Samjhauta Express blast: NIA arrests man who allegedly planted the bomb

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made a fresh arrest in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast case. The accused, who had allegedly planted the bomb in the Samjhauta Express, was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.

The arrested accused has been identified as Rajendra Chowdhary, and will be produced on Monday before the Panchkula court, where the trial of Samjhauta Express blast case is going on.

Rajendra Chowdhary, the arrested accused, had been declared an absconder by the National Investigation Agency and he carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh in connection with the terror attack case.

It must be noted that Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who is on a visit to India, had raised the issue of the investigation into Samjhauta Express blast case after India's consistent demand to bring the perpetrators of 2008 Mumbai terror attack to justice.

Sixty-eight people were killed in the bomb blast on the Delhi-Lahore train in 2007.