Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary acquitted in Samjhauta Express blasts case

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A special court in Haryana on Wednesday acquitted Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary in the Samjhauta train blast case that killed 68 people in 2007. Most of the victims of the Samjhauta Express blasts in February 2007 were Pakistani nationals.

While dismissing the plea filed by a Pakistani woman, who wanted eyewitnesses from Pakistan to be examined, special judge Jagdeep Singh said that her petition had no merit.

Four improvised explosive devices were planted on Samjhauta Express, the only rail link between India and Pakistan, on 18 February, 2007. In the resulting explosion, 68 lives were lost. The NIA court framed charges against Aseemanand and three others, namely Kamal Chauhan, Rajinder Chaudhary and Lokesh Sharma in January 2014 . All of them were present in the court on Wednesday, reported news agency IANS.

The verdict in the Samjhauta Express evoked strong reactions on social media.

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