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Mumbai Serial Blasts: Indian Mujahideen suspected

Posted by on July 14, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi: Three blast rocked the city of Mumbai on Wednesday leaving the country in a state of panic. On the investigation front, the Maharashtra Anti-terrorism Squad and the Mumbai Police have formed teams to investigate the serial blasts.

In a late-night high-level meeting of senior police officials, details of the initial examination of the blast sites were discussed.

Home Minister P Chidambaram also visited the blast sites and met Maharashtra Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan. He has also called for a high-level meeting in the wake of the blasts.

Policemen inspect the site of a bomb explosion at Zaveri bazaar in Mumbai.

Sources have told CNN-IBN that since vehicles were ostensibly used to plant bombs at 2 of the 3 spots, two alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives Mohammed Mobin Abdul Shakoor Khan alias Irfan (32) and his cousin Ayub Raja Amin Shaikh (28) arrested by the Maharashtra ATS on July 6 will be questioned as these operatives had allegedly supplied the cars which were used to plant bombs in the the Gujarat serial blasts of 2008.

A bomb squad member collects evidence at the site of an explosion at Dadar in Mumbai, India.


A 7-member team of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) from New Delhi and another 5-member team from Pune have been deployed. An NSG team is currently inspecting the blast site in Dadar.

The investigators’ face a tough task ahead as it rained all through Wednesday evening and vital forensic evidence may have been washed away.

Wreckage of motorbikes lie at the site of a bomb explosion outside Opera House in Mumbai.

Along with the state ATS, a team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is also probing the blasts.

Blast victims being treated at a hospital in Mumbai. Photo: PTI

The injured have been admitted to several hospitals including the JJ Hospital, GT Hospital, KEM Hospital and St George’s Hospital.
Security alerts have been issued in all major cities including New Delhi and Kolkata after the blasts in Mumbai.     CNN-IBN

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