NIA Takes Footage to Hyderabad Laboratory

Published: 07th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The National Investigation Agency, while assisting the city police, is also independently examining evidence in the Church Street blast case.

A special investigation team of the city police is looking at footage from CCTV cameras near the blast site, and the NIA has simultaneously taken a copy for analysis at its lab in Hyderabad.

Contrary to speculation, the NIA has not, however, taken over the investigation.

The blast, on December 28, claimed the life of a woman and left four men injured.

M N Reddi, City Police Commissioner, said the NIA was not conducting a parallel investigation.

“We have been constantly updating them about the progress in the case,” he said.

A Telugu newspaper was used to wrap the bomb, suggesting an Andhra Pradesh or Telangana link to the terror attack.

City police are also looking at people caught on camera lurking around Church Street and M G Road. No arrests have been made yet.

“Those behind the blast have been lucky so far, considering they left no major evidence behind. In the Malleswaram blast, we had a SIM card and a vehicle to go by,” an officer involved in the investigation said.

However, police are optimistic, and say they have not reached a dead end.


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