Train blasts case: Taxi-driver identifies accused

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Mumbai Jan 17 (PTI) A witness in the July 2006 Mumbaitrain blasts today deposed before the Maharashtra Control ofOrganised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here and identified anaccused in the case.

The witness, a taxi-driver, told the court that he hadferried the accused Asif Bhasir Khan and an accomplice fromBandra to Churchgate station on the fateful day.

He further said that after he had dropped Khan, Khan gavehim a note of Rs 500 even though the fare was only Rs 180.

When the witness told him that he did not have necessarychange, Khan, according to the witness, told him to keep thechange.

The taxi driver said that two months after the incidentwhen the cops asked him if he knew about the accused, herecollected ferrying Khan and also that he was carrying a bag.

Three other witnesses have already identified Khan duringthe trial earlier.

Seven RDX bombs kept in the first class coaches ofMumbai''s suburban trains had exploded on July 11, 2006 killing188 people and injuring 817 others.

Fourteen persons have been arrested by the Anti-TerrorismSquad for their alleged involvement in the case, while 15other accused are still absconding.

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