Mumbai, Dec 20 (UNI) The special Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court today directed the jail authorities to keep Abrar Mohammed, an approver in the 7/11 Mumbai blast case, in a separate cell and asked the police to provide special protection to him while on his way to the court.
MCOCA Judge Mridula Bhatkar directed the Arthur Road Jail authorities to keep Abrar in a separate cell as he had received life threats from two of the blast accused, Shabir and Farooq.
Abrar said in his application that Shabir and Farooq threatened him and also offered him a sum of Rs two crore for deposing against the prosecution.
In the 7/11 bomb blasts, which occurred on seven Mumbai suburban trains of the Western Railway, 186 people were killed and at least 800 injured.
The prosecution has filed a chargesheet against 28 people in the case, including 15 absconding accused, who are believed to have fled to Pakistan.
The remaining 13 will face the trial.