Charges framed against accused in Shramjivi blast

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Jaunpur, Oct 10 (UNI) A court here today framed charges against another accused in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case.

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

An accused Alamgeer alias Roni, presently lodged in the Tihar Jail, appeared before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra under tight security, where charges were framed against him in the presence of Assistant Prosecution Officer Shyam Shankar Tiwari.

The court posted the next hearing to October 16.

Three other accused Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul are lodged in the Jaunpur jail.

There are 48 witnesses in the case, of which 38 witnesses have recorded their statement.

Chargesheet against the accused had already 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.

Accused Mohd Sharif alias Sirajuddin of Bangladesh is absconding, while Dr Sayeed is yet to be traced.

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

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


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