NEW YORK-The trial of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, charged with attempted attack on US personnel in Afghanistan, began here in a Federal Court on Tuesday, with the defence lawyers arguing that there was no forensic evidence to prove that she had even touched the weapon, let alone fire at any personnel. Siddiqui, 37, strongly denied any wrongdoing and also questioned the legitimacy of the proceedings in a courtroom filled with journalists and supporters of Dr Aafia. Defence Attorney Charles Swift pointed out inconsistencies in witnesses testimony after Assistant US Attorney Jenna Dabbs accused Aafia Siddiqui of attempting the attack at the start of the trial in the packed court room. In their opening statement, the prosecutors charged the US-educated Pakistani scientist with seven counts of attempted murder. 'You're not going to have any physical evidence that it (the rifle) was fired', Swift told jurors. The neuroscientist came to the United States in 1990s and studied at Massachessets. She was brought to the US from Afghanistan after the 2008 alleged incident of attempted shooting at US personnel. Dr Siddiqui told the court she was not against any religion, nor anti-semitic and that she was being quoted out of context. Rejecting allegations against her, she also stated that she had no intention whatsoever to target any place in New York. The prosecutors said they are producing four witnesses who were present in the room where the alleged incident took place in Afghanistan. The witnesses cited by the prosecution included an Afghan interpretor who had allegedly wrestled the weapon out of Aafia Siddiqui's hands, a US officer, who shot her, a female paramedic, who attended to her wounds. As the first witness, Army captain Schnieder described the alleged scene in the court. He alleged that Aafia was behind the curtain and suddenly he saw her aiming the gun at him but she did not know how to operate it.