Shramjivi blast case accused produced in court

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Jaunpur, Apr 7 (UNI) Mohamad Roni alias Alamgeer, one of the accused in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case, who was lodged in Tihar jail, was produced before a local court under tight security here today.

Witness in the case Suresh Chandra recorded his testimony before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra, in which he said he saw Alamgeer on the railway station on the day of blast.

Fixing next hearing for April 15, the court summoned another witness Ranjit Singh, who sustained injury in the blast, to record his testimony.

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

Other three accused Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul were lodged in jail.

There are 48 witnesses in the case, of which almost 39 had recorded their statement.

Chargesheet against the accused had already been filed under sections 148, 307, 302 and 120 B of CrPc, 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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