Samjhauta blast: NIA officials visit village in MP

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 00:40

Indore: A team of National Investigative
Agency (NIA) officials probing the Samjhauta Express Blast had
recently visited Giroda village near here in connection with
the murder of Ramprasad Kalouta who had allegedly helped an
accused in the case, police sources said.

Kalouta, a resident of the village, had allegedly
helped late Sunil Joshi, an accused in different bomb blasts
including the 2007 Samjhauta blast, they said.

Officials are probing whether Kalouta`s assassination
has any links with the Joshi murder case, they said.

Joshi was killed in Dewas district in December 2007
while Kalouta`s body was found under suspicious circumstances
near a rail track under Sanver police station area in June
2008.

Initially, police thought that Kalouta had committed
suicide but detailed investigations revealed that he was
murdered.

Giroda village was on the radar of Rajasthan ATS also
following the alleged involvement of Kalouta in the Ajmer
Dargah blast, police said.

Meanwhile, IG (Indore Range), Sanjay Rana told a news agency
that he has asked for records of Kalouta murder case in the
view of the NIA probe.

Rana said that police is cooperating with the NIA and
if the central agency provides any fresh leads in the case,
then it will further probe the case.

The NIA team reportedly quizzed Kalouta`s family
members, but local police did not confirm it.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 00:40

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