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

Reacting to the acquittal of all four accused in the Samjhauta blast case, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, 'Despite damning evidence, the accused, including a former RSS member, have been acquitted.'

Press Trust of India March 20, 2019 20:01:06 IST
Samjhauta blast case: Mehbooba Mufti questions leniency towards 'saffron terror' after court acquits all four accused
  • 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

  • PDP president Mehbooba Mufti questioned the grounds on which the accused in the Samjhauta blast case were acquitted

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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