The fast track Court set up to probe the October 30, 2008 serial blasts in the State began its hearing on Monday, even as pro-talk NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary was produced in the special CBI court in connection with the case.
The Gauhati High Court had recommended setting up a special Court exclusively to expedite the disposal of this case.
A fast track Court in Guwahati was converted to a Special Court as the trial of the case was progressing very slowly.
The serial blasts allegedly carried out by the banned, National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Ranjan Daimary faction) had left over 90 dead and 400 wounded nine years ago.
Since the beginning of the trial, only 87 witnesses out of a total of 829 named by the CBI in its chargesheet have been recorded so far. Besides, hundreds of documentary evidence are yet to be established.
The statement of 850 witnesses of the case will be recorded in the court during the hearing, sources said.
NDFB chief Daimary, the prime accused of the blast case, was produced in the CBI court at Chandmari here.
Daimary, who was arrested in Bangladesh on December, 2009, is currently out on bail.
After CBI took over the investigation, the premier investigation agency had filed a chargesheet before a lower court naming at least 22 accused, including Daimary.
Subsequently, the trial had begun in early 2011 at the sessions judge’s court.
The move to set up a fast track court came as a breather for the families of the victims who have been crying out for quick justice.