ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - Pakistan on Saturday fired a salvo at India demanding that New Delhi should not 'squander in bringing to justice the perpetrators of the bombing of Samjhota Express train in light of a RSS leaders confession about the involvement of Sangh activists in the attack.
It took almost four years for the Samjhota Express investigations to come to this pass.
We can only hope that no further time will be squandered in bringing the criminals to justice, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit told Indian news agency PTI in a text message.
Basit was responding to a question on Pakistans reaction to Swami Aseemanands confession about the involvement of Sangh activists in several terror attacks, including the 2007 bombing of Samjhota Express that killed nearly 70 people, majority of them Pakistanis.
The reported confession by Aseemanand underlines the need for avoiding unhelpful knee-jerk reactions as was done in India (at the time of the attack), Basit said.
We look forward to hearing from India officially.
The relations of Pakistani victims of Samjhauta Express terrorist action are desperately awaiting their protracted trauma to come to an end, he added.
Basit did not respond to a question on whether Pakistan would seek access to suspects arrested in India for Samjhota Express bombing.
On Friday, Indian media reported that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Swami Aseemanand had confessed before a magistrate that he along with other Hindu activists was involved in the Samjhota Express, Ajmer and Mecca Masjid bombings

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 09-Jan-2011 here.