2006 Mumbai train blasts case to be heard on Monday

Mumbai: A special MCOCA court will continue to hear a defence witness in the 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts case on Monday.

The defence witnesses followed after the accused submitted their written statements under section 313 of the CrPC. In their statements the accused claimed they were innocent. They also told the court that their confession statements were fabricated and they were falsely implicated in the case.

The court had earlier recorded the statements of 188 prosecution witnesses out of which four turned hostile. One-hundred-and-eighty-seven people were killed and over 800 injured after seven blasts occurred in the first class compartments of suburban local trains on July 11, 2006.

In a span of eights minutes bombs ripped apart train compartments at Khar road, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Mahim, Borivli, Matunga and Mira-Bhayander.