Samjhauta Blast

  • RSS terms Assemananda interview a political conspiracy, warns of legal action February 8, 2014

    RSS on Saturday claimed the reported interview of Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand was a conspiracy "hatched" to gain political mileage ahead of polls and said it will initiate legal action against those involved in targetting its leadership. "This is a conspiracy and it appears that it was hatched to gain political...
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal seek probe into allegations levelled by Aseemanand February 8, 2014

    Union Minister Sripakash Jaiswal on Friday hit out at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over alleged terror links while seeking a probe into allegations levelled by Samjhauta blast case accused Aseemanand on the right wing outfit. "Congress has always sought investigations into the activities of the RSS," he told reporters on the...
  • Samjhauta blasts: Sedition, murder charges framed against Assemanand January 24, 2014

    Seven years after Samjhauta Express blasts, a court Panchkula on Friday framed murder, sedition and other charges against right wing Hindu activist Swami Aseemanand and three others paving the way for start of trial. Additional Sessions Judge Gurbinder Kaur framed charges against Aseemanand and his co-accused -- Kamal Chand, Rajinder Chaudhary...
  • Court to hear case against Shinde for 'Hindu terror' remarks February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The defamation case against Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will be heard in Delhi's Saket court on Wednesday regarding his remarks on "Saffron terror" last month. The petition to the court had said that Shinde's remarks had given 'oxygen to anti-India elements'. The Home Minister had said...
  • BJP chief Rajnath Singh to lead protest against Shinde January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajnath Singh will start his first day as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President with a nationwide protest against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. He will be accompanied by senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and other party workers at Jantar Mantar. Outraged at Shinde's remarks on saffron terror,...
  • BJP wants Shinde sacked for terror remarks January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at the UPA government for Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remark that the BJP and the RSS were promoting Hindu terrorism through their training camps. The BJP demanded that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demand an...
  • Shinde's terror remark: BJP demands apology January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP, the RSS and the Congress are yet again involved in a war of words, this time over Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks that the training camps run by them were promoting Hindu terrorism. At the last day of the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, Shinde...
  • 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,...
  • Samjhauta blast: Key accused to be produced in court today December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The accused in the 2007 Samjhauta blast will be produced in the Panchkula court on Monday. The key suspect, Ranjender Chaudhary, was arrested on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh by the National Investigation Agency. The arrest of Chouhan, believed to be a close aide of Ramji Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange,...
  • Pakistan welcomes arrest of Samjhauta blast accused December 16, 2012

    Rehman Malik's visit to India ended on a positive note with Pakistan welcoming the breakthrough in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast - a case which has always invited Pakistan's criticism to India from time to time. The man who allegedly planted the bombs on the train was arrested from Ujjain...
  • 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...
  • Samjhauta blast accused complains of torture May 9, 2012

    Indore: Taking cognisance of a complaint made by an accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case that he was unlawfully detained and subjected to torture, a local court in Depalpur town has issued a warrant directing the Ambala Jail Superintendent to produce him in the court on June 11 next. ...
  • It's a conspiracy of NIA: Aseemanand on Samjhauta February 22, 2012

    Chandigarh: Samjhauta train bombing case accused Aseemanand on Wednesday denied knowing Kamal Chauhan, a disgruntled RSS worker arrested by the NIA recently in connection with the case. "I don't know Kamal Chauhan," Assemanand told reporters outside the special NIA Court. Assemanand, who had earlier pleaded that he was not involved in...
  • Samjhauta blast: NIA arrest key accused February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In a possible breakthrough in the Samjhauta Express blast investigation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday claimed to have arrested the man who allegedly placed the bomb on the India-Pakistan train in February 2007. The suspect has been identified as Kamal Chouhan, who is a resident of Indore. NIA...
  • Samjhauta blast: NIA to re-examine blast samples August 17, 2011

    Panchkula: A special court on Wednesday allowed the National Investigation Agency to re-examine the Samjhauta Express blast samples after the NIA pleaded it wants to compare them with the explosions at other places such as in Malegaon, Hyderabad and Ajmer. The Panchkula court has given its order while hearing the charges...
  • India, Pakistan play safe in bilateral talks July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Wednesday made a fresh push for peace announcing new Kashmir-centric confidence building measures (CBMs) and politically affirming that relations were on the right track. But irritants - such as the Mumbai trial, Hafiz Saeed and Hina Rabanni Khar's meeting with the Hurriyat - also...
  • I'm not involved in Samjhauta blasts: Aseemanand July 18, 2011

    Panchkula: Hindu activist Swami Assemanand, arrested by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for his involvement in the Samjhauta Express blasts case on Monday reiterated that he was innocent and the NIA has no proof against him. "I am innocent. NIA has no proof against me and this arrest is illegal. This...
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  • Samjhuata blast: NIA chargesheets Aseemanand June 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Four months after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over all terror cases relating to Hindu extremism, the agency on Monday filed the chargesheet in the 2007 Samjhauta blast. The Samjhauta Express was bombed killing 68 people, several of them Pakistani nationals. Swami Aseemanand, who first allegedly confessed to...
  • Samjhauta blast: Aseemanand's bail rejected May 12, 2011

    Panchkula: Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Samjhauta Blast case, on Thursday denied any role in the incident before a sessions court which rejected his bail plea and extended his custody till May 26. Assemanand's bail plea, filed on the ground that the NIA failed to file a charge sheet...
  • Aseemanand denies role in Samjhauta blasts May 12, 2011

    Panchkula: Hindu activist Swami Aseemanand on Thursday told a court in Panchkula that he had no role in the 2007 Samjhauta Express train bombing that killed 68 people, mainly Pakistanis. Aseemanand told the Panchkula district and sessions judge that he had not made any statement to the National Investigating Agency (NIA)...
  • Pak flays India's handling of Samjhauta probe February 5, 2011

    Islamabad: On the eve of Foreign Secretary-level talks in Thimphu, Pakistan on Saturday came out with a provocative statement saying that India's handling of the Samjhauta Express train bombing case showed that it lacked "courage to unearth culpability of Hindu extremists". "India seems to be lacking courage to unearth culpability of...
  • India to share Samjhauta blast info with Pak January 30, 2011

    Davos: Home Minister P Chidambaram has said 'some evidence' has emerged in the 2007 Samjhauta blast case and India will share information with Pakistan once the probe is over. "We have not said that we will not provide evidence. These are early phases of investigation, once the investigation is complete...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand in custody of Raj ATS January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad on Saturday took right-wing Hindu group Abhinav Bharat member and Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand in its custody in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Dargah attack case. The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Ajmer had issued a production warrant against Aseemanand on January 18 and the...
  • Aseemanand's brother says his letters are fake January 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Just days after letters allegedly written by Swami Aseemanand, who is in judicial custody in connection with the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast case, to the presidents of India and Pakistan, emerged his brother has denied receiving any letter. CNN-IBN spoke exclusively to Aseemanand's brother Sukumar who says...
  • 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...
  • No sharing of Samjhauta probe with Pak: Govt January 11, 2011

    New De;hi: Union Home Ministry on Tuesday told the Ministry of External Affairs that it was premature to share details of the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast investigations with Pakistan. Home Ministry said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has not completed its investigation into the Samjhauta blast case. Home Ministry officials...
  • Extremists asked to leave RSS: Bhagwat January 10, 2011

    New Delhi: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat virtually admitted for the first time that there were radical elements within the Sangh. He also slammed the Congress for linking Hindu groups with extremism. He blamed the ruling party of diverting attention from all the corruption cases. Admitting that there was existence of radical...
  • Samjhauta blast probe a witch hunt by CBI: RSS January 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The RSS on Friday accused the CBI of deliberately leaking the confession of Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast which, it alleged, was given under duress. "This is a conspiracy and witch hunt. We have doubts about the manner in which this confessional statement has been taken....
  • Antony to Pak: Samjhauta blasts our internal matter January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan has said that if India insists on the extradition of the accused in the Mumbai attacks, Islamabad too will ask for the extradition of the accused in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Pakistan leaders have often cited the example of Lt Col S K Purohit and other...