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.