Mumbai: A special court on Wednesday recorded the
evidence of former Maharashtra DGP A N Roy in connection with
the July 11, 2006 serial train blasts that killed 188 people.
Roy explained to the special MCOCA court the technical
aspects involved in sanctioning of invocation of the special
acts in the cases pertaining to the bombings.
Roy, who was the city police commissioner when the
explosions ripped through the first class compartments of the
suburban trains, had sanctioned for the accused to be charged
under the stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of
Organised Crimes Act.
Special public prosecutor Raja Thakare examined Roy, who
also is a prosecution witness, on the reasons behind invoking
special acts in the case. The former DGP will continue his
deposition on Friday.
Over 150 witnesses have already been deposed during the
ongoing trial against 13 persons arrested for their alleged
involvement in the serial explosions.
Seven RDX-laden bombs kept inside the first class coaches
of Mumbai`s suburban trains had exploded on July 11, 2006,
killing 188 people and injuring 817.
The explosions occurred at Khar Road-Santa Cruz,
Bandra-Khar Road, Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction, Mira Road-
Bhayander, Matunga-Mahim Junction and Borivali.