ATS Suspects Terror Act in Pune Blast

The Anti-Terrorism Squad, probing into Thursday’s Pune blast, suspects that it could be a terror act.

Published: 12th July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2014 12:43 AM   |  A+A-

MUMBAI:  The Anti-Terrorism Squad, probing into Thursday’s Pune blast, suspects that it could be a terror act.

An explosive kept on a motorcycle had gone off outside the Pharaskhana police station, which also has on its premises the famous Dagdu Sheth Halwai Ganesh Temple, which, the Anti-Terrorism Squad suspects, could have been the target.

Police have filed a case against unknown people in connection with the blast.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad collected the samples of explosives from the blast spot and sent them to the forensic laboratory. They have also started recording statements of the eye-witnesses.

After a meeting with top police officers to assess the situation on Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said: “The picture will be clear after the investigation is over.”

The low-intensity blast in Pune on Thursday left five people injured. A team of the National Security Guard inspected the scene of explosion which has been cordoned off.

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