Jaunpur, Dec 24 (UNI) A terrorist accused in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case was today brought from Tihar Jail under tight security to be produced before a local court.
The July 28, 2005 blast near Halpalganj-Singramau railway station in the district had killed at least 14 people and grievously wounded 90 others.
Accused Alamgeer alias Roni was produced before Additional District and Sessions Judge (IV) Arun Kumar Mishra as Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) was on leave.
There are 48 witnesses in the case. However, no witness appeared before the court today. Therefore, January 4 was fixed for evidence.
Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul are also prime accused in the case.
A 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 Dr Sayeed are 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.