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Pakistan expresses ‘grave concern’ over ‘delay’ in Samjhauta blast probe

india Updated: Aug 23, 2016 20:16 IST
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Powerful bombs ripped through two compartments of the Samjhauta Express train, the rail link between India and Pakistan, during the intervening night of February 18 and 19, killing 68 people.(HT File Photo)

Pakistan expressed “grave concern” on Tuesday over what it called “unnecessary delay” in the investigation of the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing case.

“We also call upon the Indian government to share information about the investigation proceedings of the terrorist attack,” Pakistan’s foreign office said. More than 42 Pakistani nationals lost their lives in the bombings, it added.

It said “Indian attempts to exonerate some of the individuals” involved in the attacks have raised serious questions over the due process of law and dispensation of justice.

Powerful bombs ripped through two compartments of the Samjhauta Express train, the rail link between India and Pakistan, during the intervening night of February 18 and 19, killing 68 people.

The National Investigating Agency has filed a charge sheet against eight people including Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Asimanand, Sunil Joshi (deceased), Ram Chandra Kalsangra, Sandeep Dange and Amit (absconding), Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajender Choudhary in the case which is undertrial.

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