The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Panchkula on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by Pakistan national Rahila Wakil in the Samjhauta blast case. Recently, the special court in Panchuka, hearing the 2007 Samjhauta train bombing case, said it will give its ruling on the plea filed the Pakistani woman for examining eyewitnesses from her country on March 20. The hearing was postponed after the court the arguments on the application concluded.
During the hearing, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) objected to the application moved by Pakistan national Rahila Wakil on March 11 to allow her to appear as a witness. The agency told the court that Rahila Wakil was not among 13 verified witnesses who were summoned by the court.
In a last-minute application to the anti-terror court, Rahila Wakeel, the daughter of blast victim Muhammad Wakeel of Hafizabad district in Pakistan, sought examination of eyewitnesses from her country and contended that her co-nationals either did not receive proper summonses from the court or were denied visas by authorities to appear before it.