Fresh warrants against threein Samjhauta-

Fresh non-bailable warrants were issued against Sandeep Dange, Ramchandra Kalsangra and Ashwini Chauhan in the Samjhauta blasts case by a Panchkula district court today.

National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is pursuing the case, submitted before the court that they were not able to find the three accused so far. It also said that they were searching for them and asked for issuing fresh non-bailable warrants. Allowing their plea, Additional District and Sessions Judge Ritu Garg issued fresh non-bailable warrants till March 12.

The blast took place on board Samjhauta Express in 2007, near Panipat, killing 68.

The National Investigation Agency had announced an award of Rs 10 lakh each for information leading to arrest of Dange and Kalsangra, who hails from Indore (Madhya Pradesh), and Rs 2 lakh for Chauhan.

Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which was to produce Aseemanand, one of the accused in the blasts, today could not do so as Aseemanand’s police custody in Rajasthan was extended till February 11. “Rajasthan police also got the production warrant reissued till February 21. So, his judicial custody has been extended till February 21 here by the Panchkula court. He will be presented before the court through video conferencing now,” said Manvir Singh Rathi, counsel for Aseemanand.

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