Pakistani survivor files case against RSS Terrorists responsible for Samjhauta Express Blast

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Shaukat Ali, a Pakistani citizen who lost five of his children in the heinous Samjhauta Express blast, filed a report with the D-Type colony police against the terrorists acquitted by the Indian courts. The police authorities have filed a case against Swami Aseemanand and his accomplices under the Sections 34, 302, and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The D-Type Colony Police have registered a case against the perpetrators of the heinous Samjhauta Express blast on the complaint of one of the survivors, Shaukat Ali, who lost his five children in the terrorist attacks that occurred in Indian in 2007.

The police authorities have filed a case against Swami Aseemanand and his accomplices under the Sections 34, 302, and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Shaukat Ali, the petitioner, has appealed to the police to take assistance from the Interpol in arresting those who were involved in this barbaric terrorist attack. Ali submitted his application with the D-Type Colony Police. He stated that he, along with his wife and six children, visited New Delhi in January 2007 to meet with his relatives in India.

Ali’s application noted, “On 18th February, we were returning to Pakistan from Delhi to Lahore, travelling aboard the Samjhauta Express when the blast occurred, killing five of my children, named Ayesha, Bilal, Hamza, Asma, and Rehman, who died on the spot. My wife, Rukhsana, and one-year-old daughter Aqsa were injured in the blast.”

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The application stated that Ali had also sustained multiple injuries due to the blast. Shaukat Ali mentioned that after the blast, his family returned to Pakistan and registered a case against the terrorists with the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi.

The Samjhauta Express is a train connecting India with Pakistan, an initiative taken 12 years ago to promote people-to-people contact. However, the maiden voyage of the train was marred with a heinous terror attack, which killed 68 people including 43 Pakistani citizens.

The D-Type Colony Police have registered a case against the perpetrators of the heinous Samjhauta Express blast on the complaint of one of the survivors.

Swami Aseemanand Acquitted

Media reports indicated that on 20th March, a special court convened in India acquitted Swami Aseemanand, Kamal Chauhan, Rajinder Chaudhry, and Lokesh Sharma, who had been booked in a case launched by the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The court ruled that the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand, the mastermind of the Samjhauta Express blast, was declared innocent due to “lack of evidence” against him and his accomplices.

India’s National Investigation Agency had investigated the case and revealed that the terror attack was staged by a Hindu extremist group to take revenge for the terror attacks and blasts carried out by the Muslim militant organizations, with the agendas of dismantling the “unity and integrity” of India.

Swami Aseemanand, who was popularly known by the alias Naba Kumar Das, a former member of the Hindu far-right group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is held responsible for plotting the bombings and carrying out the attack. According to the case prepared by the NIA, Aseemanand and his accomplices met at various different locations across India to plant bombs targeting the Muslim communities.

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Shaukat Ali added, in his police application, that Swami Aseemanand, and his accomplices Kamal Chohan, Rajinder and Lokesh had publicly confessed to their crimes, and after 12 years, the Indian courts had pardoned the accused and closed the case.

Criticizing the decision of the Indian courts for salting the wounds of the victims, Shaukat Ali mentioned, “Around 68 people died in that blast, however, the Indian courts did not even bother to allow me, and my wife, who are survivors of the blast from bogey no.4 and 5. The court closed off the case without upholding any fundamental responsibilities of delivering justice.”

According to the case prepared by the NIA, Aseemanand and his accomplices met at various different locations across India to plant bombs targeting the Muslim communities.

Ali urged the police authorities to collaborate with the Interpol and ensure that the criminals are arrested and tried in a court of law. The police authorities registered the case on Saturday, under sections 34, 302, and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The case has also been registered under Article 3 and 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1908.

Analysts, human rights activists and newsmen across both India and Pakistan blame the Modi-led government for supporting the accused RSS terrorists involved in the Samjhauta Express blast. Pragya Singh Thakur, a newly elected member of the Indian Lok Sabha, also a member of the Hindu extremist group RSS, is also considered a perpetrator and mastermind in staging terror attacks targeting the Muslim community in India.

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