Rs 51 lakh reward will act as 'code cracker' in blasts case: JCP

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Ahmedabad, Jul 31 (UNI) The Gujarat Police believe that Chief Minister Narendra Modi's declaration of a whopping reward of Rs 51 lakh for anyone providing information about terrorist network involved in the deadly terror attack of July 26, would definitely act as a 'code cracker'.

The Investigation Chief, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime, Ahmedabad) Ashish Bhatia told UNI that ''Gujarat government's Rs 51 lakh reward for the informer will definitely make our task easier and we are expecting a Broken Arrow in terrorist network lured by this, at least in the lower ranks.'' Mr Bhatia said, ''The handsome reward would definitely prove as an effective remedy, as such a vast scale terror cannot be executed without the local contacts and their supports, which must have been acquired with financial assistance. Thus, the Gujarat police expect one of them will definitely come to us.'' He further said the whole informer network of his and his officials is putting every effort to make headway as fast as they can.

The Investigation Chief admitted that they have not found anything in video footage of CCTV installed at Talasari toll naka, through which the terroists must have passed, from Thane in Maharashtra, which was given by the Mumbai police.

He said, ''We have so far interrogated over 200 suspects and recorded their statements, which will definitely give some vital clues and breakthroughs in the investigations.'' The JCP said ''We are also expecting few important inputs from the two crime branch teams, which have been sent to Mumbai and other places in Maharashtra in connection with the investigation.'' The Gujarat police have also got lot of insight in new modus operandi of outlawed Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) after interrogations of some of its activists in connection with this blast case, another officer said.

The findings in Surat would give a vital insight into the modus operandi of militants, Mr Bhatia said.

Over 200 officials of crime branch are working day and night on the case and result would be out soon, he added.

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