Lawyer refuses to represent Shramjivi Blast case accused

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Jaunpur, Dec 5 (UNI) The lawyer of the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express blast case accused has refused to represent him before the court.

The court has accepted the lawyer's application in this regard.

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

The accused Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul appeared before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra under tight security.

Obaid-ur-Rehman's lawyer Deepak Dey had submitted an application before the court refusing to represent him further.

The court accepted the application and posted the case to December 20 the absence of some related documents today.

There are 48 witnesses in the case.

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.

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


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