NIA to quiz aide of slain RSS pracharak Joshi

Bhopal: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Shivam Dhakad, an associate of murdered former RSS pracharak, Sunil Joshi to New Delhi for questioning.

A team of the NIA is currently probing the killing of Joshi and Shivam has been summoned in this connection, officials said.

Shivam, who is a resident of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh was in jail from where he was recently released on bail. He is also charged with the murder of a sarpanch Kok Singh Solanki.

It is learnt that Shivam was close to Joshi and the two are said to have met the accused in Ajmer, Samjhauta Express and Hyderabad blasts.

Joshi, a suspect in the Samjhauta Express blast case, was shot dead in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh on December 29, 2007.

Sixty-eight people were killed when bombs went off in two coaches of Samjhauta Express, running between Delhi and Lahore, around midnight on February 18, 2007, at Diwana near Panipat, 80 kms north of Delhi.