SAMJHAUTA EXPRESS

  • Pakistan calls Peshawar massacre its 9/11, to attack terror groups with Afghanistan December 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said security forces in the country and Afghanistan have agreed to carry out coordinated operations against terrorists along the Pak-Afghan border. According to a report in Dawn, Aziz on Friday stated that the massacre...
  • 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...
  • No criminal history found of six accused in arms recovery case March 8, 2014

    No criminal history has been found of the six accused who were arrested after 11 pistols were seized from them on their return from Pakistan by Samjhauta Express, police said on Saturday. The accused identified as Anis (45), his wife Shehnaz (40), Mulla Nasir (55), Rahis (40), his wife Rabia (88)...
  • 6 persons returning from Pakistan to Muzaffarnagar arrested; 11 pistols seized March 7, 2014

    Six persons including two women were arrested and eleven pistols seized from their possession on their return from Pakistan on the Samjhauta Express at the Attari Railway station in Attari on Thursday. During customs checking at the Attari station, eleven pistols were found concealed in the meat cutter machine along with...
  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNNIBN accessed a handwritten note by terror accused Swami Aseemanand where he denied having given an interview to The Caravan, the magazine has now countered the jailed activist's claims and released the interview's transcripts. The Caravan magazine on Sunday released transcript of the Aseemanand interview which...
  • 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...
  • Cong pressuring people for testimonies: Shiv Sena on Aseemanand claims February 6, 2014

    Reacting to the allegations by terror suspect Aseemanand naming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the terror strikes in 2007, Shiv Sena along with the BJP defended him saying that Congress and its agencies were working against them and will are pressuring people to give any kind of testimony. ...
  • RSS denies terror charges, accuses Congress of political conspiracy February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS has denied its involvement in any terror strike following reports of allegations levelled against its chief Mohan Bhagwat by terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "This is a political conspiracy. Aseemanand has clarified he never said this. We have to see the timing," Ram Madhav, member of the...
  • 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...
  • Terror accused links RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to three major 2007 blasts 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...
  • Did RSS turn a blind eye to accused in terror attacks? January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten people, allegedly associated with the RSS, have been accused of terrorising Samjhauta Express, Ajmer Sharif and Mecca Masjid. Did the sangh turn a blind eye? An NIA investigation in Samjhauta case shows all accused have a sangh link. The mastermind late Sunil Joshi, a RSS pracharak...
  • 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: 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,...
  • Samjhauta blast: Accused to be produced in court December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: 2007 Samjhauta blast accused Rajendra Chaudhary will be produced in a court in Panchkula on Monday. In a major breakthrough, Chaudhary was arrested on Saturday from Ujjain by the NIA. The NIA believes he is the man who planted the bomb on the train. Chaudhary carried a reward...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai engineer jailed in Pak for 5 years returns home October 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbaibased software engineer who claimed to have inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan in 2007 by Samjhauta Express, and was jailed for five years there, returned home on Friday. "It feels good to be back. I am happy," Bhavesh Parmar told reporters at the airport after his arrival in Mumbai...
  • Wagah: Drugs, ammunition found in Samjhauta Express October 8, 2012

    Wagah (Punjab): A huge quantity of drugs and ammunition were recovered from the Samjhauta Express train at the Wagah border in Punjab during a checking the Indian security forces. Officials say that 101 kg of heroin worth Rs 505 crore and 500 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the train....
  • Pakistan: Engine of Samjhauta Express catches fire September 24, 2012

    Lahore: The Indiabound Samjhauta Express train was delayed for a few hours on Monday after its engine caught fire in Pakistan's Punjab province, officials said. The locomotive burst into flames near Mughalpura station this morning, railway police official Javed Anwar said. All 312 passengers on board the train were safe, he said. Fire...
  • 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...
  • 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 IndiaPakistan train in February 2007. The suspect has been identified as Kamal Chouhan, who is a resident of Indore. NIA...
  • Samjhauta Express blast: Key accused arrested February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: In a big breakthrough in the Samjhauta Express blasts investigation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested the man who allegedly placed the bomb on the train that linked India and Pakistan. Sources have told CNNIBN that the suspect, identified as Kamal Chouhan, is a resident of Indore....
  • 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...
  • More sign of indigenous Hindu terrorism: CRS September 14, 2011

    Washington: The recent developments have shown that militant Hindu nationalist groups are intent on launching domestic terrorist attacks, a US Congressional report has said. "Even more recent are overt signs that India is home to militant Hindu nationalist groups intent on launching domestic terrorist attacks. In September 2008, seven people were...