Police arrest two for planting bombs in Surat

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Surat, Aug 28 : The Surat Police claimed to have arrested two persons who allegedly helped in planting bombs in the city.

Those arrested are accused of helping in implanting the bombs in Surat, which according to the police were of same intensity as the ones used in Ahmedabad serial blasts.

"After receiving information gathered out of interrogation, we have arrested two people namely Tanveer and Zahir. These two were responsible for making arrangements like looking after and guiding those who came from outside to carry out bomb blasts. They were also involved in identifying places to implant bombs," said R.M. S. Brar, Police Commissioner, Surat.

According to police, Tanveer and Zahir Patel had recruited five to six people for planting the bombs across the city last month.

Around 25 bombs were found all over Surat last month and successfully defused by the bomb squad.

It is nearly a month since over 25 unexploded bombs were defused by police found in different parts of Surat, three days after a series of blasts in the same state killed 45 people.

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