The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom Monday reserved its order on the bail plea of Kamal Chauhan, an accused within the 2007 Samjhauta Categorical bombings. The courtroom had earlier requested the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) to current the complete proof collected towards Chauhan within the blast case in the course of the probe.
Sixty-eight individuals, principally Pakistanis, together with 33 males, 19 ladies and 16 youngsters, have been killed within the Samjhauta Categorical blast. The practice was travelling from Delhi to Lahore through the intervening night time of February 18 and 19 close to Panipat in Haryana. NIA has named eight individuals within the chargesheets filed within the case since 2011.
The trial within the case at Panchkula district courtroom additionally resumed earlier than a brand new decide after having been stalled because of the switch of the decide earlier holding the Particular Courtroom. Majority of the witnesses have already been examined within the case. Among the many witnesses, the trial courtroom final yr had additionally issued summons to 13 Pakistanis however they haven't but appeared earlier than the courtroom
The counsels representing Chauhan have been contending that his alleged position within the case depends solely on a single witness and a few of the co-accused have already been granted bail within the matter. Chauhan’s bail plea has been pending earlier than the Excessive Courtroom since 2015.