Samjhauta Express bombing update
Kamal Chauhan, a disgruntled RSS worker arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Tuesday claimed that he had planted bombs on Samjhauta Expr ess in 2007 that left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead. “Yes, I have done it on my will,” Chauhan told mediapersons as he was being taken out after in-camera proceedings in Panchkula court. The court, on Tuesday, granted NIA his custody till February 24 for questioning him on his alleged role in the blast in the Delhi-Lahore train. His remarks came as NIA alleged that Indore-based Chauhan had planted bombs on board Samjhauta Express and had undergone training in arms and explosives in Haryana and MP. Chauhan, believed to be a close aide of Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange, key accused in the Samjhauta case, was arrested in Noida on the outskirts of Delhi on Sunday and was brought to Panchkula in Haryana on Tuesday. The NIA had sought his remand for a fortnight.