Mumbai blasts: ATS to release sketch of suspects soon

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Mumbai, Jul 16: The Anti Terrorist Squad is all set to release the sketch of suspected terrorists behind the 2011 Mumbai serial blasts, which killed 19 people and injured another 143.

Rakesh Maria, the Chief of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) Maharashtra, said that the investigation is progressing and agency recovered the portion of explosives' container. He also added that ATS is expecting more clues from the CCTV footages.

The chief of the ATS also added that going through CCTV footages will take time as they have to examine the CDs frame by frame.

Breaking the rumours of a suicide bomber in the Wednesday, Jul 13 blasts, Rakesh Maria said that they haven't identified any clues that confirms the involvement of a suicide bomber.

Earlier, some of officials speculated the usage of TNT and RDX in the explosives used for blasts at Opera House, the deadliest of the three. More over a local Forensics Science Laboratory (FSL) officials have said there were indications that RDX was used in the Opera House blast.

"The experts have prima facie confirmed the use of ammonium nitrate, but due to the rains and other factors the detailed report will take longer. We need that to confirm the exact nature of the bombs used in the crime," said ATS chief Rakesh Maria.

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