'Prince' brand alarm clock used in Gokul Chat, Faizabad blasts

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Lucknow, Dec 24 (UNI) The table alarm clock and the battery used in Hyderabad's Gokul Chat blast and the Faizabad civil court blast were of the similar brand, the Uttar Pradesh police said today.

Additional director general of police (Crime/Law and Order/STF) Brij Lal said here that the newly-set up Anti-Terrorist Squad of the state police was in touch with the Hyderabad police to track down the similarities in the blasts which rocked Hyderabad on August 25 and the civil courts in Faizabad, Varanasi and Lucknow on November 23.

''The inputs provided by the Hyderabad police suggest that terrorists had used 'Prince' brand analog table alarm clock and 'HW' brand 12 volts battery to trigger the blasts at Gokul Chat in Sultan Bazaar area of Hyderabad and the Faizabad cycle blast,'' he said. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Balwinder Singh had takled to his counter-parts in UP yesterday on the issue.

The ADG claimed that while the timer device used in the Varanasi civil court blast was damaged, the bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) could not take down details of an unexploded bomb found in Lucknow civil court premises and later detonated in contained environment. ''The timer device was damaged when the bomb was detonated in a secluded spot...the type of timer device in the other bomb which ripped through the Lucknow court earlier could also not be ascertained either,'' he said.

The bombs were apparently triggered using the alarm mechanism of the table clocks, he added.

While a cocktail of RDX, charcoal and niterates mixed with oil-based emuslsion to prevent sepage of water were used in the UP cycle blasts, the terrorists had used 'neogil 90' and other chemicals to set off blasts in the Andhra capital.

Meanwhile, the registration number of the Maruti 800 car the two LeT suicide bombers killed in an encounter in Lucknow yesterday was found to be a fake. The Lucknow registration number (UP 32A 4374) was found to be that of a mini truck owned by one Ram Kishore of Ganesh Ganj in Aminabad area of the capital city.

UNI

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