In a major development in the 2007 Samjhauta blast case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested one suspected person after police interrogation, Indian television channel Zee News has reported.
India’s premier anti-terror probe body, NIA has identified the suspect as Kamal Chouhan, key accused in the case who has been taken into custody from the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh for questioning.
However, Chouhan was picked up and taken into custody by the NIA from the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh for questioning on late Saturday. According to sources, Chouhan had allegedly planted the bomb in the train.
Over sixty people were killed when bombs were set off in two coaches of Samjhauta Express, running between Delhi and Lahore, around midnight on February 18, 2007, at Diwana near Panipat in Haryana.
Earlier, the NIA had charged Swami Aseemanand, Sadhvi Pragya, Sunil Joshi (now dead), Sandeep Dange, Lokesh Sharma and Ramchandra Kalasangra alias Ramji for triggering the explosions in the Samjhauta Express.
Chouhan is likely to be produced in court on Monday.