India Monday filed charges against five Hindu activists for their involvement in the 2007 bombing of Samjhuta Express that killed 68 people. Two of the accused are in custody, one is dead and two others are absconding, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement. The National Investigation Agency told a special court in the northern state of Haryana that the men conspired to cause the blasts to avenge attacks on Hindu temples, the statement said. Explosions ripped through two carriages of the Samjhauta Express near Panipat on Feb. 18, 2007. Most of those killed were Pakistanis travelling home. Indian investigators initially suspected terrorist groups based in Pakistan were responsible for the explosions aboard the biweekly service that links New Delhi and Lahore in Pakistan. India and Pakistan said the attack was aimed at disrupting their peace process. Holding Islamist groups responsible for a series of blasts at Hindu temples in India, the accused had sought revenge against the Muslim community, according to the statement. The train was chosen as a target most of the passengers who travel on it are Pakistanis, it said. One of those charged, Swami Aseemanand, also known as Naba Kumar Sarkar, not only provided financial and logistical support to the terror group which executed the bombing but also played a vital role in instigating and motivating his associates to undertake this terrorist act, said the statement. Aseemanand May 12 denied any role in the blasts when he appeared at a bail hearing, the Press Trust of India reported. Meanwhile, India is expected to cite the filing of the charge sheet in Samjhauta Express blast case and ask Pakistan to reciprocate by taking action against the 26/11 accused during the upcoming Foreign Secretary level talks. Official sources said the naming of suspected right- wing extremist Swami Aseemanand and four others in the charge sheet of the 2007 Samjhauta Express case is expected to be shared with Pakistan during this weeks talks where New Delhi will press for strong action against those involved in the Mumbai terror attack.