Information obtained under Right to Information (RTI) Act
contradicted what had been claimed by the witnesses in the July
11, 2006 Mumbai train blast, an accused said in the Special
Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) Court on
An eyewitness had in the court
deposed that he had boarded the 05:15 p.m. train from Churchgate
to Meera Road on July 11, 2006. However, the railway department in
reply to a request filed under RTI said that there was no train at
05:15 p.m. on the day, Ehtesham Siddiqiui, an accused in the 26/11
Mumbai train blast said while deposing before the Special MCOCA
court as witness.
Ehtesham Siddiqiui also presented
the documents in the court to prove his points and said he was
innocent and framed in the case.
Deposing before the court
consecutively for the fourth day, Siddiqui also submitted the
documents obtained under RTI that contradicts the statements made
in front of the court by another witness.
"Hospital records obtained under RTI
showed that it did not have any security guard with the name the
witness claimed to have met on July 11, 2006 before boarding the
train", Siddiqui said before the court.
One of the witnesses, who had
recorded testimony against Ehtesham Siddiqui, had said in the
court that he had traveled in the train in which the bomb blasts
had taken place on July 11, 2006. He also said that before
boarding the train he had met his friend who was working as
security guard in a nearby hospital.
Siddiqui was deposing
before the Special MCOCA court after telecom companies submitted
the call records of the accused in the court.
The accused after submission of the
call records had petitioned before the court to depose as
On July 11, 2006 -- RDX laden bombs
ripped the first class compartments of seven local trains in the
Western Railways during peak evening hours. The blasts took place
within the span of 11 minutes between 6.24 PM to 6.35 PM.
The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) probing the case had arrested 13
alleged members of SIMI and LeT for carrying out the blasts. The
agency had charged them under various sections of Indian Penal
Code, MCOCA and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.