India arrests key suspect in Samjhauta Express blast

Published: February 12, 2012

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. PHOTO: FILE

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.

Reader Comments (8)

  • TrueMuslim
    Feb 12, 2012 - 11:26PM

    Samjhauta Express bombing was organized by terrorist Indian state. This is a token ‘arrest’ to hide the ugly face of so-called Indian Hinducracy.

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  • Pakistani First
    Feb 13, 2012 - 12:08AM

    Thank you India. Hope you send this man to his rightful place, the gallows.

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  • Feb 13, 2012 - 12:12AM

    @TrueMuslim:
    Indian state has always been an active participant in promoting terrorism

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  • BRUISED INDIAN
    Feb 13, 2012 - 1:23AM

    @TrueMuslim & Ambreen: Please prove it.. dont just shoot from the hip… lay the facts!

    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

    So the above, Col. Purohit (not mentioned in this article) and this fresh arrest are all token arrests? Oh I see… and am doing a major face palm at the audacity of your comments.

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  • yasir
    Feb 13, 2012 - 3:01AM

    Who so ever has done crimes against innocent people in both countries should be brought to justice period!

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  • TrueMuslim
    Feb 13, 2012 - 3:01AM

    Arresting lower level moles for impressing people? When will Advani be arrested? When will Bajpaiee who was called Hitler wearing peace mukhota by Indians themselves be arrested? Has modi been arrested who personally organized the largest genocide of Muslims in modern history? I rely on Indian newspapers buddy so don’t whitewash hinducracy’s crimes against Muslims.

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  • Yash
    Feb 13, 2012 - 1:46PM

    @TrueMuslim:

    when was the last time i saw hafiz saeed who is supposed to be in jail??…oh..at a rally!!!

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  • antanu g
    Feb 13, 2012 - 8:16PM

    @BRUISED INDIAN:
    but what about those MUSLIMS who were arrested for the crime, they did not commit?

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