Shramjivi blast case hearing on Dec 5

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Jaunpur, Nov 17 (UNI) A local court today fixed December 5 for next hearing into the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case.

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

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

The court put off the hearing after some records from the Tees Hazari Court, Delhi, could not be presented before it.

There are 48 witnesses in the case, of which over 30 have recorded their statement.

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, while another Mohd Roni is presently lodged in Tihar Jail.

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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