Delhi Police, IB question youth in Manipal

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Udupi, Sept 22 (UNI) The Delhi Police and sleuths from Intelligence Bureau who arrived in the city last night today subjected a person to questioning today in connection with last weeks serial blasts in Delhi.

The Delhi police brought along Mohammed Saif, a key suspect in last week's Delhi serial blasts, police sources said.

Assisted by Karnataka police, they also detained a youth, a student in nearby academic town of Manipal and subjected him to questioning. The team inquired about the possibility of explosive materials sourced from the academic town of Manipal near here.

They also visited the hotels in the town and made inquiries about persons who recently stayed there.

Udupi Superintendent of police Praveen Madhukar Pawar told reporters that the five-member team arrived here late last night along with on of the person among the four arrested and made local inquiries.

"We have given only the logistic support and no other information about the inquiry was available with us," he said.

Parrying all queries from the press persons, however, clarified that no arrest or detention has been made in connection with the case.

"Some of the locals from Manipal have been inquired by the team.

The team had not disclosed anything or shared anything with us," he said.

He declined to comment whether the arrested who had been brought here by the Delhi police was a student of Manipal-Sikkim University or whether he was residing or frequent visitor to Manipal.

He also refused to say whether any components used in the Delhi blasts had been supplied from Manipal as suspected by police.

Replying another query on any possible terrorist attack on the temples in the district including famous Sri Krishna temple in Udupi, the official said elaborate security arrangements had been provided for places of worship in the district.

Police have kept on alert and all bus stands and railway station have been thoroughly checked regularly keeping eye on the movements of unknown persons.

The temporary police out post at the premises of Sri Krishna temple would be replaced soon with permanent Police outpost with regular staff, he added.


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