Panchkula : The National Investigation Agency on Saturday moved a special court here seeking to protect identities of the prosecution witnesses of the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast to ensure their safety.

The NIA court, while slating January 15 for hearing the NIA plea, also extended the judicial remand of Aseemanand. The court heard the arguments of the prosecution and the defence in an in-camera proceedings here, NIA Prosecutor R K Handa told PTI outside the court.

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