Witness deposes about Faisal Shaikh in train blasts trial

A witness on Tuesday deposed before the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court which is conducting the trial in the July 2006 Mumbai train blasts case.

Updated: Feb 22, 2011, 23:51 PM IST

Mumbai: A witness on Tuesday deposed before the
special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA)
court which is conducting the trial in the July 2006 Mumbai
train blasts case.

The witness (name not disclosed) said Mohammed Faisal
Shaikh, an accused, used to attend meetings of SIMI and
urge fellow members to wage `jihad`.

The witness also said Faisal had told him about his trip
to Pakistan and that he (Faisal) had been trained by militant
outfit Lashkar-E-Toiba.

The witness is likely to be cross-examined on Wednesday.

Seven bombs, kept in the first class coaches of Mumbai`s
suburban trains, had exploded on July 11, 2006, killing 188
people and injuring 817 others.

While 13 persons were arrested, 14 others are still
absconding.

The examination of witnesses resumed after a gap of two
years as the Supreme court had stayed the trial in 2008, and
vacated the stay last year.

PTI