Shramjivi blast case: Terrorists produced in court

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Jaunpur, Jan 21 (UNI) A local court today put off the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case hearing till February 6.

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.

The court deferred the hearing as some related documents could not be brought from Tees Hazari Court, New Delhi.

Another accused Alamgeer alias Mohd Roni was prduced before Mr Chandra under tight security, whose case was being heard separtely Since no witness turned up for the hearing, the case was posted to January 30 for the next hearing.

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

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.


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