Mumbai: In a significant development, an
eye-witness in the July 11, 2006 serial train blasts case,
on Tuesday identified the alleged planter of the RDX laden bomb in
the train that blasted at suburban Matunga station.
The witness, a retired senior citizen, identified
arrested accused Kamal Ansari in the special MCOCA court which
is conducting trial in the case.
The witness had on the ill-fated day taken a train from
Churchgate to travel upto Dadar. "He identified accused Ansari
as one of the passengers sitting next to him and said that he
saw Ansari put a rexin bag on the overhead luggage rack,"
special public prosecutor Raja Thakare said.
The witness further said that he saw the accused get off
the train at Mumbai Central without his bag.
Seven bombs went off in first class coaches of Mumbai`s
suburban trains on July 11, 2006 killing 188 persons and
injuring several others.
The trial is presently underway against 13 arrested
persons, allegedly operatives of terror outfit LeT and SIMI.
The prosecution has till now examined over 15 witnesses
in the case.