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Court rejects NIA plea seeking suspect’s custody

india Updated: Feb 22, 2012 22:34 IST
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In a setback to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a Panchkula court on Wednesday rejected its application seeking 15-day remand for Samjhauta train bombing suspect Lokesh Sharma.


The February 2007 train blasts killed 68 people, most of them Pakistanis.

The NIA submitted in the court that due to the arrest of RSS member Kamal Chauhan, the case had taken a new turn.

The NIA said Chauhan had named Lokesh Sharma - so the latter's intensive interrogation was required.

Sharma's counsel said, “there is no association between Sharma and Chauhan as is being alleged by the NIA.”