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Swami Aseemanand, who is the prime accused in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case, was granted bail on Friday by a special NIA court in Haryana’s Panchkula district.

Swami Aseemanand, who is the prime accused in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case, was granted bail on Friday by a special NIA court in Haryana’s Panchkula district.

The bail was granted to Assemanand by the National Investigation Agency court on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two surety bonds of Rs 1 lakh each.

Aseemanand was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court last year. But, he was not furnishing bail bonds to avail bail as he was facing blast cases elsewhere too and was not on bail in those cases.

Aseemanand is now likely to be moved to Rajasthan as the order in the Ajmer blasts case will be out soon.

The case refers to multiple blasts that had occurred in the Samjhauta Express near Dewana station in Panipat, killing 68 people, mostly from Pakistan.

The Samjhauta blasts had occurred on the intervening night of February 18 and 19, 2007.

Several NIA witnesses have turned hostile in the case, including one of the three witnesses presented today before the court.

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