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Shramjivi Express blast case: Hearing on Oct 18

The blast on July 28, 2005 near Singramau railway station, Jaunpur killed 14 and wounded 90 others.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 17:56 IST

A local court on Wednesday posted the next hearing of the Patna-New Delhi Shramjivi Express bomb blast case to October 18.

The blast on July 28, 2005 near Singramau railway station in Jaunpur had killed 14 passengers and wounded 90 others.

All the three accused—Obaid-ur-Rehman, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul—were produced before Additional District and Sessions Judge (III) Rajendra Chandra under tight security, who remanded them to judicial custody till October 18.

The prosecution also failed to produce its witnesses and prayed the court to fix another date for the same.

On July 24, the court had fixed charges under CrPC sections 148, 307, 302 and 120 B, Explosive Substance Act section 3/4, Railway Act section 150, 151 and Foreigners Act section 14 in the case.

Two other accused, Mohd Sharif alias Sirajuddin of Bangladesh and Mohd Roni, are absconding, while Dr Sayeed is yet to be traced.

Another accused, Ghulam Rajdani alias Pahiya, was eliminated in a police encounter.

In May, Hilal-ud-din and Nafikul were brought from Cherallapalli Central Jail, Andhra Pradesh under a warrant, while Obaid-ur-Rehman, a Bangladeshi, was brought to Jaunpur from Murshidabad, West Bengal.

First Published: Oct 11, 2006 17:56 IST