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Ajmer blast verdict: Government should approach higher court, opines NCP

NCP further said if the government does not approach the higher court, it would indicate that it does not want the case to proceed further and guilty be booked.

Published: 09th March 2017 11:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 11:50 AM   |  A+A-

Right wing Hindu group Abhinav Bharat member and Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand. | PTI File Photo

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Following the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast verdict acquitting Swami Aseemanand, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday opined that the government should approach the higher court to get clarity into the matter.

The NCP further said if the government does not approach the higher court, it would indicate that it does not want the case to proceed further and guilty be booked.

“This is the decision of the lower court. I think, the government should approach higher court. Then only it will be revealed that who all were actually involved and who were not,” NCP leader Tariq Anwar told ANI.

Another NCP leader Majeed Memon’s reaction also came on the same lines, saying that if the government feels that the prime accused has been let go then an appeal can also be filed in this.

“If somebody has been acquitted due to lack of evidence, then it should be ensured that it has not happened due to pressure from the government’s side,” he added.

In a major relief for Aseemanand, a special National Investigation Court (NIA) yesterday acquitted him in connection with the 2007 Ajmer blast case.

Aseemanand was accused in the Ajmer blast case as per the NIA's chargesheet filed in 2007.

The agency accused Aseemamand of hatching the conspiracy of bombing Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine, thereby killing three people and injuring 17 others.

The hearing into the matter was postponed multiple times as the witnesses made applications delaying their appearance before the court, citing threat to their lives among other reasons.

The investigation in the matter was later handed over to the ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) in November 2007.

Later in December 2010, the court chief judicial magistrate court permitted the National Investigation Agency to interrogate accused.

After the change of government at the Centre in 2014, the case was moved in a fast-track court. 



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