SAMJHAUTA EXPRESS BLAST

  • Samjhauta Express blasts: Former RSS activist Aseemanand gets bail August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Swami Aseemanand was on Thursday granted bail in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts case. Aseemanand had been languishing in jail since 2011 when he, along with several others, was charged for the twin bomb blasts aboard the train. Over 60 people were killed in...
  • Saffron terror: Is RSS being defamed or is there enough proof? February 6, 2014

    Key terror accused Aseemanand has allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but should not be linked back to the Sangh Parivar. ...
  • Politics heat up over alleged terror links of RSS February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Politics over saffron terror heated up on Thursday after key terror accused Aseemanand allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but...
  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely three months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a magazine has dropped a bombshell. In its February cover page, The Caravan has carried a story 'The Believer' on Swami Aseemanand, an accused in several terror cases across India between 2006 and 2008. The article by Leena Gita Reghunath...
  • The Caravan interview with Aseemanand has exposed RSS ideology: JDU February 6, 2014

    Terror accused Swami Aseemanand has given an audio interview to The Caravan magazine claiming that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the blasts on the Samjhauta Express, at the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and the Ajmer Dargah. ...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Samjhauta Express blast accused go on fast in jail February 13, 2013

    Ambala: Three accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case, lodged in the Ambala Central Jail, on Wednesday went on a hunger strike to protest Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's recent "saffron terror" remarks. Aseemanand, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder, facing trial in the CBI special court at Panchkula, began their hunger...
  • RSS behind Samjhauta, Malegaon blasts: Shinde January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday alleged that the training camps run by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were promoting Hindu terrorism. He also alleged that the RSS and the BJP were behind the Samjhauta Express, Meccca Masjid and Malegaon...
  • Mecca Masjid blast case: NIA gets custody of Tej Ram December 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: A local court on Saturday granted 18day police custody of Tej Ram, who was arrested in connection with the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Tej Ram, believed to be a member of the rightwing group that is suspected to be behind the Samjhauta...
  • Samjhauta case: NIA detains another person December 29, 2012

    Indore: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday took into custody a person from the district in connection with the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case. Manohar Lodi (31) was taken away by NIA sleuths this afternoon from Gurdakheri village, about 30 km from here, said BL Meena,...
  • Mother of Samjhauta blast accused calls arrest 'illegal' December 21, 2012

    Indore: A habeas corpus petition was on Thursday filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court in Indore by the mother of an accused in 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case, questioning the "illegal" detention of her son by NIA. In her petition, Buli Bai (66) has claimed her son...
  • Samjhauta blast: Man who allegedly planted bomb arrested December 15, 2012

    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...
  • Chauhan claims he does not know Aseemanand February 24, 2012

    Panchkula: Kamal Chauhan, a disgruntled RSS worker arrested by the NIA, in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast, on Friday claimed that he does not know another accused Aseemanand facing trial in the same case. Chauhan, who was remanded to NIA custody after being produced in the court here, told reporters...
  • Malegaon accused's families want compensation November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The nine people, who were accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, got bail on Saturday and will finally be walking free after spending five years in prison. Their families, although relieved, want the state to compensate them for the trauma, the stigma of terror and their loss. Father and...
  • NIA seeks custody of Malegaon blast accused August 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Tuesday sought the custody of the Malegaon blasts accused Col Shrikant Purohit and Major Ramesh Upadhyay. The NIA wants to question Purohit among others things on his possible role in the Samjhauta Express blasts. Sources said that the NIA wants to find out...
  • Mumbai, Samjhauta figure in IndoPak talks June 23, 2011

    Islamabad: India's concerns over terror and slow pace of Mumbai trial were discussed in the first round of IndoPak Foreign Secretarylevel talks during which the Samjhauta bombing case also came up with both sides holding 'substantive' deliberations in a "forward looking" approach. Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who arrived in Islamabad on...
  • Have rightwing terror groups been exposed? June 20, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Have RightWing terror groups been exposed'. ...
  • India may share Samjhauta charge sheet with Pak June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: India is expected to cite the filing of the charge sheet in Samjhauta Express blast case and ask Pakistan to reciprocate by taking action against the 26/11 accused during the upcoming Foreign Secretary level talks. Official sources said the naming of suspected rightwing extremist Swami Aseemanand and four others...
  • Samjhauta: Aseemanand, 4 others chargesheeted June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet on Monday before the special court at Panchkula, Haryana against Swami Aseemanand, Sunil Joshi (now dead), Lokesh Sharma, Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalasangra in the Samjhauta blast case. Assemanand's judicial custody ended on Monday. Aseemanand had told the Panchkula court in...
  • IndoPak Secy talks: issues to be considered March 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on Monday in the shadow of a possible summit meeting between the two sides on the margins of the cricket encounter in Mohali. As Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi polish their sixes and their leg breaks and as...
  • Govt transfers all Hindu terror cases to NIA March 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has issued an order for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over all Hindu terror cases. The cases include the murder case of RSS leader Sunil Joshi, who allegedly had a hand in the Samjhauta Express blast. The Law Ministry will issue a notification in...
  • Samjhauta blast: reward for info on suspects January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday announced cash rewards for information on three suspects in the Samjhauta blast probe, following Swami Assemanand's confession in the case. The NIA has now announced cash rewards for information on Ramchandra Kalsangre and Sandeep Dange, the two individuals named by Aseemanand in...
  • Pak summons Indian envoy over Samjhauta blast January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Following Swami Aseemanand's confession to the CBI about having planned the Samjhauta Express blast, Pakistan foreign office has summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad. RSS leader Aseemanand confessed before the CBI that Hindu terrorists were behind the Samjhauta Express blasts of 2007. Seeking details on the Samjhauta blast, in which...
  • Aseemanand brings RSS on backfoot January 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Its not just the IndoPak diplomacy that has been affected by Aseemanads confession statements. RSS too is feeling the embarrassment. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat spoke out on Monday in an effort to distance the Sangh from reported acts of terror. He said that radical elements in the Sangh were...
  • Aseemanand's confession a big lie: VHP January 9, 2011

    Ramnathi: The VHP on Sunday accused the Congressled government of trying to "malign the image of Hindu leaders by terming them as terrorists" and claimed it was the "greatest lie" that Swami Aseemanand has confessed to the Samjhauta Express blast. "We are trying to enlighten the people. If Congress tries to...
  • New revelations in Aseemanand's confession January 7, 2011

    Bhopal: In what can come out to be a big embarrassment for RSS, Swami Aseemanand, through his confessions has turned the spotlight squarely on three people: murdered expelled RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi, jailed Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, and RSS executive member Indresh Kumar. While Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been jailed Thakur for...
  • Samjhauta blasts: Aseemanand's custody extended January 3, 2011

    Panchkula: A special court in Panchkula on Monday extended, by 10 days, the police custody of Hindu group leader Swami Aseemanand in connection with the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blasts in Haryana that killed 68 people. Aseemanand was brought before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court amidst tight security cover on...
  • Samjhauta blasts case: ATS contradicting itself November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: While the Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) may be declaring victory over alleged confessions of Malegaon blast accused, Lt Col Purohit, many of the ATS's revelations in the past few days seem to contradict other investigations. Though ATS officials say Lt Col Purohit supplied explosives for other blasts, including those...
  • Most wanted: Lt Col linked to more blasts November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The list of investigating agencies that want to question Lt. Col. Srikant Prasad Purohit, the Army officer under arrest for the Malegaon blast, is getting longer. Purohit and nine other people have so far been arrested for the Malegaon blast on September 29 bombing in which five people were...
  • Lt Col supplied RDX for Samjhauta blasts? ATS probes November 16, 2008

    Nashik: Lt Col Prasad Purohit now appears to be the focus of investigations in multiple blasts. The ATS is now investigating the role played by the key accused in the Malegaon blast case, Lt col Purohit, in the Samjhauta Express blasts of 2007. Fresh details that the ATS gave the Nashik...
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