Progress in Mecca Masjid, twin blasts probe: DGP

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Hyderabad, Dec 29: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) S S P Yadav today said the investigation into the May 18 Mecca Masjid and the August 25 twin blasts in the city was in progress.

Speaking to newspersons here, Mr Yadav said ''our investigation teams have achieved progress in the blasts' probe. The teams went to Uttar Pradesh where the terrorists triggered blasts at local courts recently and achieved some breakthrough in the probe. There were similarities in the blasts that occurred in Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh,'' he said.

Congratulating the state police for their commendable job in the investigation, he said ''I cannot divulge the information of the investigation because it will affect the progress in the probe.'' More than 50 people were killed and over 100 injured in Mecca Masjid blasts and twin explosions, triggered by Harkat-ul-Jihadi-al Islami (HUJI) terrorists.

Mr Yadav said the new buildings for CBCID and OCTOPUS (Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations) would be constructed in the city at the cost of Rs eight crore and Rs 4.16 crore respectively.

A proposal was also sent to the state government to establish AP Police Sports Control Board to recruit outstanding sports personnel to achieve high standards in the sports.

To a query, the DGP said he was receiving direct calls from the public from various parts of the state, who were facing problems and not getting justice from the police department.

He said his ambitious 'Sevayagnam' project was receiving good response from the people.


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