India to share Samjhauta info with Pak once probe is completed

Last Updated: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 15:27

New Delhi: The government on Sunday said it will
share information with Pakistan on the investigation into the
Samjhauta train blast once the probe is completed.

Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai said New Delhi
understands the concerns of Islamabad as several Pakistani
citizens were killed in Samjhauta blast but investigation has
not been completed yet.

"Now the investigation is on.... Investigation is not
complete. As and when the investigation is completed and
charge sheet is filed, we would definitely share the
information with Pakistan," he said.

The blast in Samjhauta Express, which runs between
India and Pakistan, took place on the intervening night of
February 17 and 18, 2007 near Panipat in Haryana.

Right-wing Hindu activist Swami Aseemananda, in
his confessional statement given to the National
Investigation Agency, "admitted" his and his colleagues`
involvement in the blast that left 68 dead, mostly
Pakistanis.

Pillai said the government was committed to bring to
justice anyone who commits terror irrespective of his religion
or anything else as it considers such person as nothing but a
"criminal".

"I think in one sense, it (the probe) shows that we
are willing to be fair as far as possible.

"If somebody has done a crime, irrespective of who is
he, what is his religion, we will go after him and make sure
that he is punished," he said.

The Home Secretary said he hoped that the message goes
to Pakistan, which is yet to bring the perpetrators of the
Mumbai terror attack to justice, so that they also do it
irrespective of who the person involved is.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 15:27

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