2007 Samjhauta blasts case

‘How is bail for Aseemanand different from Pak’s bail for Lakhvi’: ‘Indian justification not different from Pak’

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has questioned the justification of bail to Swami Aseemanand,  chargesheeted in the 2007 Samjhauta blasts case, saying how was it different from Pakistan’s explanation in Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi case.

“How is the Indian justification of bail for #Aseemanand any different from the Pakistani justification of bail for #Lakhvi?,” Omar wrote on micro blogging site Twitter. 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) yesterday decided not to oppose the conditional bail granted to Aseemanand as it did not find any grounds for it. This was stated by Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Lok Sabha while replying to a written question by Asaduddin Owaisi of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). 

The Samjhauta Express, a bi-weekly train between Delhi and Lahore, was bombed in February 2007 just as it passed Panipat in Haryana.

Of the nearly 70 people who were killed, most of them were Pakistanis.

A lower court in Islamabad had earlier this year granted bail to Lashkar-e-Taiba activist and 26/11 key accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. 

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