Terrorist lodged in Tihar produced in UP court

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Jaunpur, Nov 20 (UNI) A Bangladeshi terrorist lodged in the high-security Tihar Jail was today produced in a local court in connection with the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case.

The blast on July 28, 2005, near Singramau railway station here, had killed 14 passengers and severely wounded 90 others.

Alamgeer alias Mohd Roni appeared before Additional District and Sessions Court (III) Judge Rajendra Chandra under tight security.

However, since the presiding officer was on leave, he was produced before Additional District and Sessions Court (IV) Judge.

The court has summoned witness Manik Chandra on November 26, the next hearing date.

There are 48 witnesses in the case, of which over 35 have recorded their testimonies.

Other accused, Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul, had also been arrested and were presently lodged in jail.

On July 24, 2006, the court had fixed charges against the trio 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 in the case.

Two other accused, Mohd Sharif alias Sirajuddin of Bangladesh and Dr Sayeed, were yet to be traced.

Another accused, Ghulam Rajdani alias Pahiya, was killed in a police encounter.

In May 2006, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul were brought from Cherallapalli Central Jail, Andhra Pradesh under a warrant, while Obaid-ur-Rehman, a Bangladeshi National, was brought here from Murshidabad, West Bengal.


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