Pune's German Bakery blast suspects identified: Maha Home Minister

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Pune, Aug 10 (ANI): Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Tuesday said the police have identified the culprits involved in the blast that ripped Pune's German Bakery on February 13.

"Police have identified those involved in the German Bakery blast. They also have proofs and know the whereabouts of these persons who are at large in various parts of the country," said Patil on the sidelines of a function in Pune.

"The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with Central agencies were tracking the blast accused," he added, expressing confidence that the culprits would be nabbed soon.

Over reports alleging favouritism on part of some Pune police officers in issuing licenses of private security agencies to their kin, Patil said: "Necessary action would be taken if anybody was found guilty of 'misusing his position'. Pune Police Commissioner Meera Borwankar has been asked to submit a report in the matter."

The Pune blast, which killed seventeen people and wounded at least 57, was seen as the first major attack on India since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

The bakery is located in Koregaon Park, which is close to the Osho Ashram and the Chabad House, a Jewish prayer house, frequented by numerous foreigners and tourists. (ANI)

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