Shramjivi blast case: accused terrorists produced in court

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Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, Sep 29 (UNI) The terrorists accused in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case were produced today before a local court here.

The July 28, 2005 blast near Halpalganj-Singramau railway station in the district had killed at least 14 people and grievously wounded 90 others.

One accused Alamgeer alias Rony, presently lodged in Tihar jail, appeared before district judge S P Agarwal under tight security. October 5 has been fixed as the next hearing date for his case.

While three others -- Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul-- appeared before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra.

Since some urgent documents, which the court had summoned, could not be presented today, the court extended the the trio's judicial custody till October 15, the next date of hearing.

There are 48 witnesses in the case, of which 26 witnesses have recorded their statement already.

Chargesheet against the accused had been filed under CrPC sections 148, 307, 302 and 120 B, Explosive Substance Act section 3/4, Railway Act section 150, 151 and Foreigners Act section 14.

Two other accused Mohd Sharif alias Sirajuddin of Bangladesh and Mohd Roni are absconding.

Another accused Ghulam Rajdani alias Pahiya was gunned down in an encounter earlier.

In May last, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul were brought here from Cherallapalli Central Jail, Andhra Pradesh while Obaid-ur-Rehman, a Bangladeshi, was brought from Murshidabad, West Bengal.

UNI

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