A panch witness in the 2006 serial train blast case who had earlier said he has not acted as a panch witness in any other case other than this case on Tuesday told the court that he has acted as panch in two other cases as well.
“The panch witness was present when the police conducted a search at the house of an accused Zamir Sheikh,” said Sheikh’s lawyer Prakash Shetty.
Shetty said though he denied being a panch in any other cases earlier, on Tuesday, he said he was a panch in two other cases.
Shetty also said the panch witness, who was present when police recovered some literature, maps from the house of Sheikh, said he has not seen any of the recovered items.
Seven RDX bombs kept in the first class coaches of Mumbai’s suburban trains had exploded on July 11, 2006 killing 188 people and injuring 817 others. The blast occurred at between Khar road-Santacruz, Bandra Khar road, Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction, Mira road-Bhayander, Matunga–Mahim Junction, Borivli.
The examination of witnesses resumed after two years as the Supreme court had stayed the trial in 2008.