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Samjhauta blast: Key accused to be produced in court today

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First published: December 17, 2012, 7:13 AM IST | Updated: December 17, 2012
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Samjhauta blast: Key accused to be produced in court today
The key suspect, Ranjender Chaudhary, was arrested on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh by the National Investigation Agency.

New Delhi: The accused in the 2007 Samjhauta blast will be produced in the Panchkula court on Monday. The key suspect, Ranjender Chaudhary, was arrested on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh by the National Investigation Agency.

The arrest of Chouhan, believed to be a close aide of Ramji Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange, key accused in the case, came after he was asked to appear before the NIA headquarters in New Delhi following summons served at his home at Depalpur Tehsil in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said.

Intense questioning of the accused is underway to ascertain the whereabouts of Sange and Kalsangra, on whom the NIA has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh, the sources said.

The NIA has already charged Swami Aseemanand, Sadhvi Pragya, Sunil Joshi (now dead), Sandeep Dange, Lokesh Sharma and Ramchandra Kalasangra alias Ramji for triggering the explosions in which nearly 68 people were killed. Of these, 43 were Pakistanis. The train operates between Delhi and Lahore in Pakistan.

Chouhan's questioning is also said to have focused on the murder of Joshi, a case which was also taken over by the NIA in June last year.

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