Pune bomb blasts: Probe in progress, injured tailor is not a suspect, say sources.

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pune-bomb-blastAug 2, Pune: A day after the Pune blasts, a team from the National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) visited the blast site. They scanned the area near the McDonald’s restaurant on Jangli Maharaj road where one bomb went off. Samples and other materials were collected from the scene.

Police sources have said that the preliminary report of the Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL) indicates that ammonium nitrate was used in the Pune blasts. During the investigation, some black sticky substance has been found which is being studied by the FSL to ascertain what exactly it is.

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil today said investigating agencies were probing all angles to determine whether any terror outfit was behind the low intensity serial bomb blasts that rocked the city last night.

“Whether it was a terrorist act or not will be determined only after proper investigations are carried out by Maharashtra ATS, city crime branch and central agencies,” Patil told reporters after visiting the four blast sites on J M Road here.

Earlier city’s Police Commissioner Gulab Rao Pol said that they suspects the role of a local resident who working as a tailor in Junglee Maharaj Road. But later, he corrected by saying the man Dayanand Patil, is not a suspect.

“He works as a tailor in Junglee Maharaj Road area. He has sustained minor injuries, our team is interrogating him and after interrogation, we may get further clues,” said Pune Police Commissioner, Gulab Rao.

He has reportedly told cops that he had stopped at the site of a Team Anna protest near the Balgandharva auditorium, where the first blast happened. He kept his bag on the ground and when he picked it up again, it felt heavy. He looked inside and the explosion happened. Mr Patil was carrying cake in a plastic cake box.

According to preliminary investigations, ammonium nitrate is understood to have been used in the crude bombs. There are also reports that 7 improvised explosive devices (IED’s) were used. As per sources present at the venue of the blast, a timer, batter and iron pellets were used to make the crude bombs. A sticky black substance was also found in one of the bombs that the squad managed to detonate on time.

Union home secretary RK Singh has been quoted as saying, “The police over there is also investigating, but since there were four blasts we think investigation from our side is also important. So our NIA team along with NSG post blast investigation team will be in with the Pune police for further investigation.”

The police team who were carrying out a recce of the area this morning collected material evidence like bicycles and dustbins were the bomb was placed as part of the investigations.

The CCTV footage has been collected by Pune police to ascertain clues on who was behind the blast. Initial reports suggest that one of the bicycles on which the bomb was planted was brand new.

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