Chandigarh: The National Investigation Agency will file a second charge sheet in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case before a designated court in Panchkula in Haryana on Thursday.

"We will be filing a supplementary charge sheet in the case on Thursday," R K Handa, Special Public Prosecutor, said here on Wednesday.

The fresh charge sheet is likely to name Kamal Chauhan and Amit Chauhan as two bombers who along with Lokesh Sharma and Rajendra Pehalwan allegedly planted four suitcase bombs in the train, NIA sources said.

Handa said Lokesh and Kamal are in judicial custody while Amit and Rajendra are absconding.

The NIA, which took over the probe in 2010, filed the first charge sheet in June last year.

The NIA had charged Aseemanand, Sunil Joshi (now dead), Lokesh Sharma, Dange alias Parmanand and Kalasangra for hatching a criminal conspiracy leading to the blasts.

The blasts in the Samjhauta Express had occurred near Deewana Railway Station in Haryana's Panipat district, some 80-km from Delhi, leaving 68 people dead, mostly Pakistanis.

The initial probe was carried out by the Railway Police and the Haryana Police but later it was handed over to the NIA.


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