With the Supreme Court setting aside the death sentence of Pakistani national and the 1997 Delhi blast case convict, Mohammad Hussain, and ordering a fresh trial, a city court on Thursday began hearing and examined three prosecution witnesses.
On December 30, 1997, a blast in a Blueline bus at Rampura near Punjabi Bagh in West Delhi killed four people and injured 24 others. Mohammad Hussain was convicted in the case while three persons were discharged.
Additional sessions judge Pawan Jain examined prosecution witnesses sub-inspector Mahesh Kumar, sub inspector Rameshwar Singh and head constable Jai Singh and discharged them after that.
The SC had ordered Hussain’s fresh trial on his plea that his right to have a free and fair trial had been impeded.