Indian court defers verdict in Samjhota Express bombing case till Mar 14 | Pakistan Today

Indian court defers verdict in Samjhota Express bombing case till Mar 14

An Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday put off the announcement of its judgement in a case regarding the deadly 2007 Samjhota Express bombing, The Hindu reported.

The verdict was deferred after a Pakistani woman filed a petition in the special court to have her statement recorded as a witness.

In February 2007, alleged Hindu extremists had bombed the Samjhota Express, killing 68 people, 42 of whom were Pakistanis.

The explosions had ripped through the train during its transit through Panipat on its way to Lahore from Delhi.

The next hearing of the case will be held on March 14.

According to The Hindu, four accused in the case were presented for today’s hearing amid tight security. They included the main accused, Naba Kumar Sarkar, better known by his nickname Swami Aseemanand.



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