MP: Strike pushes hearing in Samjhauta case to April 4

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dewas
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2015 17:36 IST

The court hearing of the Samjhauta Express blast and the RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi murder cases could not be taken on Monday due to the ongoing country-wide strike of lawyers.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing these cases, produced accused Lokesh Sharma and Rajendra Choudhary at a local court in Dewas.

The investigation agency also produced Harshad Solanki in the court of second additional session judge Rajendra Verma. Another key accused, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, failed to appear before the court due to health reasons. Ramcharan Patel and Anandraj Katariya, who are out on a bail, also appeared before the court.

But the court proceedings were hampered by the advocates’ stir. Judge Rajendra Verma set April 4 as the next date for hearing.

RSS activist Sunil Joshi, a suspect in the Samjhauta Express blast case, was shot dead in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh on December 29, 2007.

The NIA had charged Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and three others, including Rajendra Choudhary, Lokesh Sharma and Jitendra Sharma for murder of the Sangh activist.

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