Ehtesham Siddiqui (31),prime accused in the July 11,2006 Mumbai serial train blasts case,on Tuesday moved an application seeking access to a laptop in jail. Siddiqui,who has been behind bars for nearly seven years,has been reportedly collecting evidence to prove his innocence.
In an application made to the special MCOCA court,Siddiqui claimed that he required a laptop to prepare his defence arguments. While in jail Siddiqui has filed over 1,500 applications under the Right to Information Act to establish loopholes in the prosecutions case. In 2011,the court had granted permission to 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts accused Lt Col Prasad Purohit to use a laptop in jail.
Siddiqui said as the prosecution has been preparing its case,he should be given an equal opportunity to build his arguments. The court is expected to pass an order later this week. Siddiqui,along with 12 others,were arrested for their alleged role in the serial blasts that killed 188 people and injured over 800 persons.
As many as seven RDX-laden bombs kept in the first class coaches of suburban trains exploded between Khar road-Santacruz,Bandra-Khar road,Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction,Mira road-Bhayander,Matunga-Mahim Junction and Borivili in a span of a few minutes.