Hyderabad twin blasts: Detained suspects had ‘non-touristy ‘pictures
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New Delhi: The ‘Jihad Council’, a suspected joint front of terror organisations including Jaish, LeT, and IM, was allegedly monitoring the operation of conducting the twin blasts in Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad. The investigative agencies reportedly searched the call records to find that 812 calls were being made on Thursday to Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and gulf countries.
According to reports, most of these calls were made between 6:30 to 7:30 pm to HuJI and IM’s hotbeds. The first blast in Dilsukhnagar took place at 6:58 pm while the second at 7.01 pm. Out of these calls, 88 were made to Pakistan cities Islamabad and Karachi, while 18 were made in PoK’s Muzaffarabad district. 48 calls had duration of more than 10 minutes. Intelligence has singled out 28 suspected numbers and is trying to dig deep into the owners.
The NIA is investigating the case. The Police and NIA have questioned many individuals; however, no arrests have been made so far. The investigators are scanning the images recorded on a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera mounted on a traffic signal near the blast site in Dilsukhnagar, police sources said. A man believed to be in his early thirties was seen reaching the place on a bicycle with a bag hung to its carrier a few minutes before the blasts. He was seen reaching the area at 6.38 pm, 10 minutes before the blast at Anand Tiffin Centre in front of Konark theatre. The second blast took place at 7.01 pm a few meters away.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached Hyderabad on Sunday to take an account of the situation in Hyderabad. He would be visiting the injured and the blasts site.
After visiting the injured, he will meet with Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to take the stock of the situation and also brief him about Center’s take on the blasts.