News / Samjhauta blast verdict: Panchkula NIA court reserves order for March 14

India Today : Mar 11, 2019, 05:31 PM

Security around the NIA court was tightened in anticipation of the verdict in the Samjhauta Express blast case.

One of the key accused,Swami Aseemanand was present at the hearing on Monday. He was earlier granted bail in the case

Among the 68 killed in the blast, 43 were Pakistani residents.

The IED blasts ripped apart two coaches of the Samjhauta Express, a train that connects India and Pakistan.

The blast happened at Diwani village near Panipat as the train headed towards the Attari border in Pakistan.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in a chargesheet that the explosion was targeted at Pakistani Muslims.Swami Aseemanand or Naba Kumar Sarkar, a key accused and one of five people named in the NIA's chargesheet, was released on bail in September 2015.

Swami Aseemanand was also acquitted in two other cases, the Mecca Masjid blast case and the Ajmer Dargah blast case.