Shramjivi Blast: May 8 fixed for testimony

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Jaunpur, May 1 (UNI) A terrorist, accused in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case, was today produced before a local court, where the statement of a witness could not be recorded due to his absence.

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, presently incarcerated in Tihar Jail, was produced before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra under tight security.

The court fixed May 8 as the next date for recording testimony of the witness. The police custody of the accused has been extended till then.

There are 48 witnesses in the case.

Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul are also prime accused in the case and presently lodged in the Jaunpur district prison.

Chargesheet against the accused had already been filed under CrPC Sections 148, 307, 302 and 120 B CrPC, Explosive Substance Act section 3/4, section 150, 151 Railway Act and section 14 Foreigners Act section 14.

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