Cong fears dilution in Samjhauta blasts case

Cong fears dilution in Samjhauta blasts case

Party accuses BJP of erasing evidence

Cong fears dilution in Samjhauta blasts case

After the Malegaon case, the Congress has expressed fears about the Modi government diluting the Samjhauta Express blasts case in which some right wing groups were named as prime accused.

Targeting National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the Congress accused the Modi government of erasing evidence gathered by investigating agencies against right wing leaders in cases such as the Malegaon blasts and the Samjhauta Express blasts.

“On the other hand, they are creating false documents to implicate opposition leaders,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters here accusing Doval of “overseeing” the “dirty tricks department” of the Modi government.

The Congress also took exception to the extension granted to National Investigation Agency Director General Sharad Kumar.

“He is getting all this done for the government,” Sharma said.
“First it was Malegaon and now is the turn of the Samjhauta Express blasts case,” the Congress leader said urging the Chief Justice of India to take note of these developments and intervene.

Last week, the NIA filed a fresh chargesheet in the Malegaon blasts case dropping all charges against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and 5 other accused. The NIA also dropped charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the prime accused in the Malegaon blasts case.

Purohit, along with Swami Aseemanand of the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, have been accused of carrying out blasts in the Samjhauta Express in 2007, killing 68 persons – most of them Pakistani nationals.

Flashing copies of a letter, purportedly written by Purohit to Doval, Congress spokesperson R P N Singh wanted the government to clarify on how many such letters the NSA has received from “terrorists” seeking intervention in the investigation.

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