The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested the
key suspect involved in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast from
Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
"In a major breakthrough in the 2007 Samjhauta
Express blast case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested Rajesh Chaudhary, suspected to have planted bombs in the Pakistan-bound
train, from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh", news agency Press Trust of
Chaudhary, who is also known as Samundar, carried a reward of Rs
five lakh, PTI said.
Samjhauta Express blasts took place
on Feb 18, 2007 at Diwana
village near the industrial town of Panipat, 160 km from here.
The blasts took place in two bogies of the Samjhauta Express, a
peace train between India and Pakistan. A majority of the 68
victims were Pakistani nationals.
The train was going from Delhi to Attari, the last station on the
Indian side. The passengers were to board the Samjhauta Express
train to Lahore city in Pakistan the next day (Feb 19).
The investigating agencies had
earlier blamed the Muslim youth to be involved in the case. Later
investigations however revealed the involvement of terrorists
associated with Hindu terror groups in the incident.