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No one knows who killed 68 people: Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Samjhauta Express blast case

Twelve years after a blast on the Samjhauta Express killed 68 people, a special court in Panchkula acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the case.

Published: 21st March 2019 05:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2019 05:39 PM   |  A+A-

Congress leader Kapil Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A day after a special court acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta Express blast case, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal Thursday sarcastically said with a verdict that "no one knows" who killed 68 people, it must be a "proud day" for the criminal justice system.

Twelve years after a blast on the Samjhauta Express killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, a special court in Panchkula acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the case.

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"All the four accused, Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary have been acquitted by the court," NIA counsel Rajan Malhotra had said.

Reacting to the development, Sibal tweeted: "2007: Samjhauta Express Bomb Blast, 68 killed. NIA charged 8 accused.

"Verdict : No one knows who killed the 68 victims. Must be a proud day for our criminal justice system !" The blast on the India-Pakistan train took place near Panipat in Haryana on February 18, 2007, when it was on its way to Attari in Amritsar, the last station on the Indian side.

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  • Rakesh

    Do you know who killed the 3000 Sikhs in 1984 riots?
    1 year ago reply
  • Sajjan Kumar

    Please ask Jagdish Tytler of Delhi Congress - he knows the gang that did the blast on that Samjhauta express train.
    1 year ago reply
  • Gopal sharma

    It must be a handiwork of Congress to take political milage.
    1 year ago reply
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