Hyderabad blasts: Police yet to nail culprits

Hyderabad Blasts
Hyderabad, March 1: A week after the twin blasts that shook Hyderabad, the police have still not been able to make a breakthrough in the case. Although the police had claimed soon after the incident that they had vital clues and would crack the case within a few days, they still haven't been able to zero-in on the culprits.

Although a couple of suspects have been picked up by the police for questioning, no arrests have been made so far. This is with multiple agencies looking into the case. According to sources, the National Investigation Agency is likely to take over the case as the state police are not able to get a lead.

According to reports since the blasts took place on the border between Hyderabad and Cyberabad police commissionerates, the police of both the commissionerates are probing the attacks besides Special Investigation Team (SIT), Crime Investigation Department (CID) Counter-Intelligence and Octopus, the anti-terror wing of state police. Besides the NIA, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and National Security Guard (NSG) are also participating in the investigations.

The state police have also come under criticism for not heeding to the warning that they had received from the Centre about a likely attack in the wake of hanging of Afzal Guru, the parliament attack convict.

Since the images recorded on a CCTV camera mounted at a traffic signal near the blast site are unclear, the police have taken help of the experts to identify the suspected bomb planters.However, according to sources, 2 sketches of suspects may be released whose images were captured on CCTV's in the area. The police are also scanning CCTV footage from the shops in the area to identify two men who suspected to have planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on cycles at the two sites before triggering them with timers.

The blasts took place in crowded Dilsukhnagar on Feb 21 killing 16 people and injuring 117. It is said that the condition of five injured in the blast still remains critical.

OneIndia News (With inputs from IANS)

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