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4 witnesses examined in 2006 serial train blasts case

The prosecution today examined four witnesses in the July 11, 2006 serial train blasts case.

mumbai Updated: Jun 30, 2010 19:54 IST

The prosecution on Wednesday examined four witnesses in the July 11, 2006 serial train blasts case.

Three witnesses who were injured in the blasts and one complainant were examined by the prosecution and defence on Wednesday.

On July 11, 2006, RDX laden bombs ripped the first class compartments of seven local trains in the Western railways within a span of ten minutes killing 187 persons and injuring 800 others.

The witnesses recalled the incident and described the scene of the blasts.

Including these four, a total of nine witnesses have been examined before a special MCOCA court in Mumbai, which is conducting trial against 13 accused allegedly belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

The Supreme Court had in February 2008 stayed the trial after one of the accused Kamal Ansari moved the court challenging the constitutional validity of a section pertaining to insurgency in Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).