/ Samjhauta Blast: NIA Court Defers Verdict, Posts Matter for 14 March

The Quint : Mar 12, 2019, 11:08 AM

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court hearing the Samjhauta Express blast case put off the pronouncement of the verdict in the case and posted the matter for 14 March. The court was earlier expected to pronounce its verdict more than 12-year-old case, but deferred the matter till 14 March after a Pakistani woman filed an application claiming she had evidence relevant to the case.

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court hearing the Samjhauta Express blast case put off the pronouncement of the verdict in the case and posted the matter for 14 March.

The court was earlier expected to pronounce its verdict on Monday, 11 March, in the more than 12-year-old case, but deferred the matter till 14 March after a Pakistani woman filed an application claiming she had evidence relevant to the case.

On 18 February 2007, a blast in the Samjhauta Express – which connects India and Pakistan – killed 68 people, mostly Pakistani nationals.

Aseemanand, a member of the right-wing Hindu group Abhinav Bharat, was accused of being involved in the bombing.