Jaunpur, Nov 14 (UNI) Shramjivi Express blast accused Alamgeer alias Mohd Roni appeared before a local court here today.
The July 28, 2005 blast near Halpalganj-Singramau railway station in the district had killed at least 14 people and grievously wounded 90 others.
Roni, presently lodged in Tihar Jail, appeared before Addition District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra under tight security, where the testimony of third witness Rajendra Yadav was recorded.
There are 48 witnesses in the case, of which over 30 witnesses have recorded their statement.
The court further summoned Manik Chandra, wounded in the blast, on November 20, the next hearing date.
Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul are also accused in the case. Chargesheets 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.
An 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, 2006, 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.