Shramjivi blast case next hearing on May 15

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Jaunpur, May 8 (UNI) A local court today extended the judicial custody of Mohammad Roni alias Alamgeery, one of the accused in Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case, till the next hearing on May 15 as witness remained absent in the court.

Ranjeet of Bihar had to record his testimony before the court, but the proceedings could not take palce as he remained absent.

There were 48 witnesses in the case, of which almost 39 had recorded their statements.

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.

Hearing Hailal-ud-din's application, the court directed the jail superintendent to present a report on January 19.

The terrorist had submitted an application before the court, alleging that he was not provided with facility and essential commodities, like soap and oil, inside the jail.

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

Two other accused Mohammad Sharif alias Sirajuddin of Bangladesh and Dr Sayeed were yet to be traced. Ghulam Rajdani alias Pahiya had already been 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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