Pune blasts: Police probing Siddiqui murder angle

Published: 03rd August 2012 07:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2012 07:57 AM   |  A+A-


The Maharashtra police probing the serial blasts at Pune are now verifying if the attacks were carried out to avenge the murder of Indian Mujahideen operative Qateel Ahmed Siddiqui. Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Thursday said the police were actively investigating whether the murder of terror accused Siddiqui inside a Pune jail in June could have led to the bomb blasts.

“Following the murder of Siddiqui, the Pune Police Commissioner received an anonymous letter written in Marathi. The letter referred to Siddiqui’s death and said it would be avenged. The police are probing into this and all other angles.”said Patil.

Out of six bombs four exploded and three of these were placed in bicycles. Meanwhile, police investigators managed to trace the shop from where the bicycles were purchased on Thursday. The police questioned the owner and an employee of ‘Sony cycle trading company’ at the Kasbapeth area in the city. The police, as per the descriptions given by the duo, are preparing sketches of the suspect who bought three cycles from the shop.

The police are also questioning the only person injured Dayanand Patil (30), as he was carrying the bag when it exploded. Though the police have not found anything amiss in the information provided by Dayanand, he has not been given a clean chit as of yet.


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