Considering to move international forums against acquittal of Samjhauta train blast suspects: Pak

Considering to move international forums against acquittal of Samjhauta train blast suspects: Pak

Pakistan on Thursday said it is considering to move international forums against the acquittal of the 2007 Samjhauta train blast case suspects that left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead.

The blast in Samjhauta Express took place near Panipat inHaryana on February 18, 2007, when the train was on its way to Attari inAmritsar, the last railway station on the Indian side.

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court inHaryana's Panchkula on March 20 acquitted Naba Kumar Sarkar, alias SwamiAseemanand, and three other accused in the case.

"Swami Aseemanand, the mastermind who confessed to thisheinous act of terrorism before a magistrate, was acquitted. Such a decisioncast aspersions on the credibility of the Indian judicial system," ForeignOffice spokesman Mohammad Faisal told a weekly media briefing here.

He said Pakistan has been regularly raising this issue with India, especially "after the acquittal to which India has no reply". "Presently, we are considering different options to take up this case with the relevant international forums," he said. PTI

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