Shramjivi blast: Court summons GRP employee on June 23

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Jaunpur, June 16 (UNI) A local court today summoned a GRP employee who is a witness in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case on June 23 while an accused in the case was today produced before the court amid tight security.

Alamgeer alias Mohd Roni, who was lodged in Tihar jail, was produced before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra, who summoned another witness, Government Railway Police (GRP) sub-inspector R R Nath in the next hearing on June 23.

However, GRP sub-inpector Umashankar Singh recorded his testimony in front of the court today.

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

There are 48 witnesses in the case.

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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