Court allows NIA to take Samjhauta samples to CFSL

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 19:39

Panchkula (Haryana): A special court here
on Wednesday allowed NIA, probing Samjhauta train blast case, to send
the material evidence collected for examination to
Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory.

"The Court has permitted NIA to take the samples of
Samjhauta blasts to CFSL for examination by experts," NIA
Special Prosecutor R K Handa said.

The NIA had sought permission to allow CFSL experts to
take material evidence of the Samjhauta Express case to
Hyderabad facility for comparison with other samples collected
in Malegaon, Hyderabad and Ajmer bomb blasts cases, in which
the role of a right-wing activist is suspected.Panchkula (Haryana): A special court here
today allowed NIA, probing Samjhauta train blast case, to send
the material evidence collected for examination to
Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory.

"The Court has permitted NIA to take the samples of
Samjhauta blasts to CFSL for examination by experts," NIA
Special Prosecutor R K Handa said.

The NIA had sought permission to allow CFSL experts to
take material evidence of the Samjhauta Express case to
Hyderabad facility for comparison with other samples collected
in Malegaon, Hyderabad and Ajmer bomb blasts cases, in which
the role of a right-wing activist is suspected.
Panchkula (Haryana): A special court here
today allowed NIA, probing Samjhauta train blast case, to send
the material evidence collected for examination to
Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory.

"The Court has permitted NIA to take the samples of
Samjhauta blasts to CFSL for examination by experts," NIA
Special Prosecutor R K Handa said.

The NIA had sought permission to allow CFSL experts to
take material evidence of the Samjhauta Express case to
Hyderabad facility for comparison with other samples collected
in Malegaon, Hyderabad and Ajmer bomb blasts cases, in which
the role of a right-wing activist is suspected.
National Investigation Agency`s Special Judge Subhash
Mehla had yesterday reserved judgement on the plea.

NIA counsel Rajan Malhotra said the court also directed
the probe agency to inform it well in advance the date fixed
by CFSL experts for inspection and examination of the samples.

He said the samples required scientific and analytical
examination and various tests with sophisticated instrumental
analysis which was possible only at Hyderabad.

Malhotra said the court has asked two defence counsels to
remain present in Hyderabad during the inspection and
examination process and fixed Rs 25,000, to be borne by NIA,
as their travelling and other expenses.
The NIA on June 20 had charged right wing activist Swami
Aseemanand, Sunil Joshi (now dead), Lokesh Sharma, Sandeep
Dange and Ramchandra Kalasangra alias Ramji with triggering
explosions in the cross-border Samjhauta Express in the
intervening night of February 17-18, that left 68 people -
mostly Pakistanis - dead.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 19:39

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