Cyberabad police commissioner Ch Dwaraka Tirumala Rao on Sunday released photographas of the bicycle that was used in the commission of bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar in the city last month.
The damaged bicycle was found in front of A1 Mirchi Centre, adjacent to Anand Tiffin Centre, near Konark theatre.
As the rear portion of the bicycle was almost totally damaged and the front portion is intact, it can be concluded that the explosive might have been fixed on the bicycle carrier.
Its main frame, handle bar, mud-guards and fork are of the original Atlas-make and appear to be very old. Thus, the main frame of the bicycle is of Atlas make. The front rim is of the old Usha make and the front tyre of Ganga make manufactured in April 2012 (thickness of the tyre is 8 ply). The make of the front tube is of Gamra (Ganga) made in Oct 2012. Though the rear rim is of Atlas make, it is not the original one.
The rear tyre is of Ganga make manufactured in April 2012. The tube was new but its make could not be determined as it was broken into pieces.
The chain is heavy-duty KW made in England. It is learnt that this product vanished from the market a couple of years ago due to its high cost. The free wheel is of Long Man make and the pedals are of Amul make. The front and rear brake sets are of Hero make, upper and bottom fork cups have been replaced recently with BM cups but were not fixed properly, maybe due lack of expertise. The entire bicycle, which has a folding carriage, was repainted with spray (not recently). Appealing to people, especially second-hand bicycle vendors and rental agents, to pass on any information that might help the police investigate the blasts, Tirumala Rao said the accused might have rented a house where he planned the blasts.
Rao asked cycle mechanics and second-hand bicycle vendors to voluntarily furnish any clues on where the bicycles were purchased by the suspects perhaps a week prior to the incident _ between February 15 and 21. The offenders might have taken shelter in some rented house for some time (one or two months) before the blasts and might have vacated it or still renting the house but not staying there.
The rental brokers/house-owners, whoever facilitated their accommodation, may disclose to the police whatever they knew and become witness. Suitable rewards will be given to the informants and their identity will be kept strictly confidential.
In case the accused are arrested, they will show the second-hand bicycle vendor from whom they had procured the bicycle and also the house-owner/rental agent who facilitated the accommodation. Then appropriate legal action would be initiated against them for their deliberate act of hiding the crucial information relating to a terror act, the Cyberabad police commissioner warned.