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Train blast case: doctor turns hostile

A doctor was declared a hostile witness on Thursday, during the 2006 train blast case.

mumbai Updated: Oct 22, 2010 00:59 IST
HT Correspondent

A doctor was declared a hostile witness on Thursday, during the 2006 train blast case.

The prosecution for the case, which is being heard in the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court, said when the accused Dr Tanvir Ahmed Ansari was taken to Saboo Siddiqui Hospital four years ago, the Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) had seized chemicals from his person. The ATS said the doctor was present when the ATS had seized the chemicals.

However, during deposition before the court, the doctor denied her presence when the ATS conducted the search four years back.

“The witness has been declared a hostile witness,” said special public prosecutor Raja Thakare.

Defense lawyer, Abdul Wahab Khan said that the witness also told the court that just before her deposition, ATS officers had called her up and tutored her.

Seven RDX bombs kept in the suburban trains exploded on July 11, 2006 killing 188 people and injuring 817 others.