Shramjivi blast: cop's statement recorded

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Jaunpur, Jun 23 (UNI) A terrorist accused in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case was today produced before a local court, where statement of a police sub-inspector was also recorded.

Besides, the Court summoned another wintess on July 2 for 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.

Accused Alamgeer alias Roni, presently incarcerated in Tihar Jail, was produced before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra under tight security, where statement of Government Railway Police (GRP) sub-inspector R R Nath was recorded.

Another witness Nizammuddin has been summoned on July 2. 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 the prime accused in the case.

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

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