7/11 blasts: Death row convict seeks reinvestigation into serial bombing case

Ehtesham Siddiqui, a death row convict in the 7/11 train bombings in Mumbai, has approached the special MCOCA (the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act) court seeking reinvestigation into the case.

Siddhiqui is presently lodged at Nagpur central prison, from where he had written a 3-page letter to the designated MCOCA court on Tuesday, reported Hindustan Times.

The court which has issued notice to the prosecution and sought their reply to the plea, has also asked Nagpur prison to produce Siddiqui through video conferencing on the next date of hearing, July 30.

Siddiqui’s letter seeking reinvestigation in the case was also sent to the union home minister, the state government.

In the letter, he claimed that he was sentenced to death on the basis of false and fabricated evidence.

“The investigations in Delhi blast of 2008, Ahmedabad blast 2008, Mumbai email case of 2008, Hyderabad blast cases of 2007 and 2013 have revealed that 7/11 bomb blasts were handy work of some members of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) group, and not by the earlier arrested accused persons (the SIMI members),” read his letter, according to Hindustan Times.

Siddiqui has also claimed that the intelligence bureau had submitted a report, recommending reinvestigation in the 7/11 Mumbai serial blasts case.