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Samjhauta blast case: Mehbooba Mufti questions leniency towards 'saffron terror' after court acquits all four accused

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti questioned the grounds on which the accused in the Samjhauta blast case were acquitted by a court on Wednesday.

 Samjhauta blast case: Mehbooba Mufti questions leniency towards saffron terror after court acquits all four accused

File image of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. PTI

"Despite damning evidence, the accused, including a former RSS member, have been acquitted. God forbid, had they been Kashmiris/Muslims, they would be pronounced guilty and imprisoned without even a fair trial. Why such double standards and leniency towards saffron terror?" the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister asked.

Mufti's reaction came after a special court in Haryana acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta train blast case that left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead in 2007.

The blast in the India-Pakistan train took place near Panipat in Haryana on 18 February, 2007, when it was on its way to Attari in Amritsar, the last station on the Indian side.

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Updated Date: Mar 21, 2019 10:03:03 IST

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