3 suspects in Hyderabad blasts; One's CCTV image is clear: DGP

Published: 09th March 2013 08:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2013 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

After closely analysing the CCTV footage of the Dilsukhnagar blasts site, police said that three persons might have planted the explosives which killed 17 persons and injured over a hundred.

Police said the face of one of the suspects was clearly captured by CCTV cameras and efforts are on to identity the person.

But the images of the two other are not clear.

Though the case has been handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the state police are proceeding with their investigation into the blast case and have reportedly getting vital leads.

‘’We have got very good CCTV images. We could come out with a clear picture of one of the suspect,’’ DGP V Dinesh Reddy said in an informal chat with newsmen on Friday.

“The face of one of the suspects with a bicycle has been clearly captured by CCTV cameras and the process is on for theidentification of the suspect,’’ he said.

The images were recorded by a traffic surveillance camera and another by a camera in a shop.

‘’In the footage in which two persons were moving, the facial features of one of them is clear. They were moving with the same cycle that was found at the blast site. Both have a similar white mud guard,’’ Dinesh Reddy said.

With regard to the bicylces used by the accused, investigators are of the opinion that they might have been brought from Jummerath Bazar.

Police came to a conclusion that the blasts took place 20 minutes after the bicycles were placed. The explosions took place in a gap of three minutes.

Alert for Mahashivratri

The city is not out of terror radar even after the Dilsukhnagar blasts. Terror elements might strike during the Sivaratri festival. ‘’There is a general alert from the Central and state government agencies ahead of Sivaratri festival,’’ the DGP said.

Though the police have little to do with granting remission to prisoners, the Maqbool episode is likely to have an impact on granting remission to prisoners in future. Maqbool, whose name cropped up in Dilsukhnagar blasts, was released on remission by the government earlier.

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