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Judicial custody of 7/11 blast accused extended till Nov 30

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Nov 23 (UNI) The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here today extended till November 30, the judicial custody of all the thirteen accused arrested in connection with July 11 serial blasts in Mumbai suburban trains.

All the accused persons were produced before MCOCA court judge Mrudula Bhatkar today for an extension of their judicial custody, which was granted.

The prosecution is likely to file the chargesheet in this case by December one.

Meanwhile, few of the accused complained of health problems following which the court directed that they be provided proper medical treatment in a hospital.

All the accused had on November 7 also complained to the court that they were harassed and threatened into making confessional statements while in police custody.

They had complained that their confessional statements were recorded by the police under duress, and few of them alleged that their signatures had been forcibly taken on blank papers and they wanted to retract the same.

On July 11 this year, a series of seven blasts in suburban Western Railway trains during the peak evening hours, had killed 187 people and left over 800 injured.


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