7/11 train blast witness identifies bomb planter
A 7/11 train blast witness identified accused Ehtesham Siddiqui in the designated Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Thursday.mumbai Updated: Mar 04, 2011 01:20 IST
A 7/11 train blast witness identified accused Ehtesham Siddiqui in the designated Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Thursday.
Siddiqui and his accomplice had left a black bag carrying explosives in the first class compartment of the suburban train on July 11, 2006.
The witness, a private service employee, told the court that while he was headed towards Dadar for some work on July 11 and was waiting for the train at Churchgate station when he saw two men, including Siddiqui whose heavy black bag had accidentally hit him on his leg while trying to board the first class compartment at the station.
While alighting from the train at Dadar station, the witness saw that Siddiqui and his accomplice had got down as well but were not carrying their black bag.
The witness later heard that the accused had left black bags carrying explosives in the train, which exploded, killing 188 and injuring 817 that day.
The witness then approached the police with details about Siddiqui and his accomplice.
Seven RDX bombs kept in the first class coaches of suburban trains had exploded on July 11, 2006.