Former DGP Roy deposes in 7/11 blasts case

Former Maharashtra Director General of Police A N Roy who had sanctioned orders to prosecute all 13 accused booked for their alleged roles in the July 11,2006 serial train blasts in the city,under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act,was examined in the 7/11 terror attack case on Monday.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:February 16, 2012 5:24 am

Former Maharashtra Director General of Police A N Roy who had sanctioned orders to prosecute all 13 accused booked for their alleged roles in the July 11,2006 serial train blasts in the city,under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA),was examined in the 7/11 terror attack case on Monday.

Roy,as Mumbai Police Commissioner in 2006,had ordered that all the accused be booked under the MCOCA. On Monday,Roy gave a step-by-step account of the technical aspects involved in sanctioning the usage of special acts.

Roy,a prosecution witness,is one of the few police officers to be examined in the trial that has seen over 150 witnesses deposing.

Special public prosecutor Raja Thackeray questioned Roy on the technicality of the special acts. Roy will continue with his deposition on Friday.

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

The blasts occurred between Khar Road and Santa Cruz stations,between Bandra-Khar Road,Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction,Mira Road-Bhayander,Matunga-Mahim Junction,and at Borivili station.

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