Crime and Accident

Samjhauta blast: NIA says charge sheet final

Samjhauta blast: NIA says charge sheet final
The last train, Samjhauta Express, crosses the Pakistan border as Pakistani border security personal stand guard at Wagah some 20 km to the east of Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab December 31, 2001. This is the last run of the Samjhauta Express, the only train connecting India and Pakistan and bound for the Pakistani city of Lahore from New Delhi India on Monday as members of divided families deplored the cutting of travel links between the uneasy South Asian neighbors. REUTERS/ Mohsin Raza - RTRQKWG

New Delhi: NIA today made it clear that its charge sheet in the Samjhauta train blast was final and the agency had found no links of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba terror group to the 2007 incident in which 68 people, including Indians and Pakistanis were killed.

The anti-terror probe agency said reports appearing in the media that the agency would approach the Special Court in Panchkula with an assessment report of US agencies claiming the bombing was the handiwork of LeT was not correct.

“We do not have any such report and NIA charge sheet in the case is final. There is no change in it,” sources in the agency said.

NIA has filed charge sheet against eight people including Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Asimanand, Sunil Joshi (deceased), Ram Chandra Kalsangra, Sandeep Dange and Amit (absconding), Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajender Choudhary in the case which is under trial.