Bengaluru, Feb 17: While many may question how much longer it is going to take for the Bengaluru police to crack the 50 day old Church Street Blast case, the investigators claim that they have made sufficient headway in the probe.
Yesterday Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru city informed the media that they have vital information and two outfits are under the scanner. He also said that very soon information regarding the breakthrough would be given out.
Currently the police are focusing on the Al-Umma, a Tamil Nadu based outfit which was also behind the Malleshwaram blasts.
Did Al-Umma carry out the Church Street blasts?
Sources tell OneIndia that the scanner is on the Al-Umma and several leads have led to them believing it could be the handiwork of this group which also carried out the Malleshwaram blasts.
The police had found a link between the Al-Umma and the Malleshwaram blasts which took place outside the BJP office just before the Karnataka assembly elections.
Yesterday the police commissioner had also indicated that some sleeper cells from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh could be behind the attack at Church Street.
Abdu Nasar Madani:
The police say that they are also probing if some persons close to Abdu Nasar Madani could have carried out this attack. Madani had been arrested three years back by the police for his alleged role in the Bengaluru serial blasts of 2008.
After a long stint in jail, Madani had been granted bail by the Supreme Court. The investigators of the Church Street blasts say that they do not rule out anything for now. His sympathizers could have orchestrated this blast, investigators also add.
Is there concrete proof?
Investigators say that they are building up the case and it is just a matter of time before they close it. Such cases require time and we are doing all we can to crack the case, an officer also adds.
M N Reddi says that there are teams that are working outside Karnataka in connection with this case. Review meetings are being held weekly in connection with the progress of this case, Reddi also adds while assuring that the case will be cracked soon.