Cash reward for information on three Samjhauta blast suspects

January 11th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Tuesday announced cash rewards for the arrest of three suspects believed to be behind the 2007 Samjhauta train blast — Rs.10 lakh for information leading to the arrest of Ramchandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange as well as Rs.2 lakh for Ashok.The accused, the NIA believes, are bomb-makers for a Hindutva terror module and have been absconding since December 2007.

“A cash reward of Rs.10 lakh each has been announced for any person providing information leading to the arrest of Sandeep Dange alias Parmanand and Ramchandra Kalsangra alias Ramji alias Vishnu Patel.

“A cash reward of Rs.2 lakh has been announced for any person providing information leading to the arrest of Ashok alias Amit alias Prince alias Sunny alias Ashwini alias Ashwini Chauhan,” said an NIA official.

The name of the informant, the NIA assured, “shall be kept absolutely secret”.

Sources told IANS that their names have figured in Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Swami Aseemanand’s confessional statement before a magistrate. Aseemanand has owned up his involvement in the blast in the Samjhauta Express, an India-Pakistan peace train, that killed more than 68 people in February 2007.

The sources said Aseemanand has named Dange and Ramchandra who carried out a number of blasts in the country, including the 2008 Malegaon blasts that killed seven people and the 2007 bombing at the Ajmer shrine in which three people died.

The NIA is investigating the Samjhauta blast case.

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