Closely Monitoring Probe into Explosion at Gurdwara in Germany: India

Vikas said the police claimed to have got a confession that suggested that he has possible links with the IS.

Published: 23rd April 2016 12:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 12:22 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: India today said it was closely monitoring the investigation into the explosion at a gurdwara in Germany's western city of Essen which was possibly carried out by Islamic State.

"We assume this to be an act of terrorism...the police had held a press conference in which it announced arrest of one Yusuf T who reported to have surrendered after a manhunt was launched," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

He said the police claimed to have got a confession that suggested that he has possible links with the IS.

"Investigation is on going and more details are awaited.

We are closely monitoring the situation," he added.

A 60-year-old Sikh priest was among three persons who were injured when the bomb went off in the entrance hall of the Gurdwara Nanaksar at the end of a wedding ceremony on Saturday.

Replying to a separate query, Swarup said government was committed to bring back Purulia arms drop case prime accused Kim Davy from Denmark.

A Dane, Davy is accused of orchestrating the air-drop of a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 300 AK-47s, anti-tank grenades and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, from an AN-26 aircraft that he owned on the night of December 17, 1995 in West Bengal's Purulia district.

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