Pune serial blasts: Suspects Indian Mujahideen’s hand

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pune-bomb-blastAug 3, Pune: Investigators are suspecting the Indian Mujahideen’s (IM) hand in the serial low-intensity bomb blasts in Pune. Wrist watches were used to trigger the blast and ammonium nitrate is suspected to be the explosive in the Pune coordinated serial blasts as evidence gathered by investigators.

“According to preliminary reports, ammonium nitrate was the primary ingredient used in the devices which were apparently triggered by electronic triggers. We are awaiting a detailed forensic report on this,” Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said here Thursday.

Sources in the Maharashtra ATS also, said substances used in the bombs were a clear indication that they were not meant for low intensity explosions. They said it was possible that a technical failure in the detonators caused the bombs to explode in a low intensity.

They said the manner in which locally made watches were used as a timer to complete the bomb circuit to trigger battery-operated detonators kept on three newly-bought bicycles, two dustbins and a polythene bag was similar to the technique adopted by IM, which has links with terror groups in Pakistan.

Intelligence agencies have  examined 1700 mobile  and 600 landline phone calls ,which indicated  IM as a prime suspect in the attacks, and the security establishment is not going by the assumption that the bombs were not meant to cause casualties.

After analysing the Delhi,Jaipur,Ahmedabad and Bangalore blasts ,intelligence agencies  have reached a conclusion that coordinated manner in which the explosions were carried out in Pune is a work of Indian Mujahideen.

According to investigative agencies ,the people who carried out the blasts were kept on trial so that ISI should know how capable they are and also to know the alertness of the indian security agencies.

Pune police have detained four people including the sole injured victim Dayanand Patil, a tailor. The others are Patil’s wife Satyasheela and Balu and Chintu Deshmukh – two brothers who own Sony Cycle Trading Co – the shop from where the cycles used in the blast were purchased.

Confirming the development, Pune Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol said that Balu and Chintu are detained for questioning after they confirmed that an unidentified person purchased two bicycles from their shop Wednesday morning.

Earlier speaking to media persons here, Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Kumar Singhal said an FIR has been registered in the case against unknown people and no arrests have been made yet.

Four blasts within 45 minutes rocked different locations on the busy Junglee Maharaj Road of Pune Wednesday evening.

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