Shramjivi blast: Terrorists produced in court

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Jaunpur, Jun 30 (UNI) Three terrorists accused in the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case appeared before a local court amid tight security today.

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

Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul were produced before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra under tight security.

The accused forwarded an application in the court that some documents could not be brought from the Tis Hazari court in New Delhi.

Later, in a letter to the Allahabad High Court, the court urged for presentation of papers after being brought from the Tis Hazari Court.

The court has fixed July 21 as the next hearing date and extended the judicial custody of the accused till then.

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.

In May, 2006, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul were brought to jaunpur 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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