CBI team in Agartala to review blast investigation

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Agartala, Oct 14 (UNI) A two-member CBI team, led by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Zaki Ahmed, arrived here today to review the latest position of inquiry into the October 1 serial bomb blasts in Agartala.

Official sources said soon after arrival the CBI officers held meeting with the state CID and forensic laboratory officials while speaking to the other senior police officials of the state, including DGP Pranay Sahaya.

The team also visited the blast sites and examined the investigation report and other statements, revealed by banned outfit All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) militants regarding the serial blasts.

''The investigation established certain similarities of the ingredients used in the bombs with the blasts in Bangalore, Amhedabad and Delhi and CBI is examining the linkage among all the incidents,'' a senior CID official said.

Meanwhile, police recovered two live bombs in Bodhjung industrial area on the outskirt of Agartala last night near a shop following the information from the dwellers. The bombs were prepared with huge explosives of high intensified firecrackers and packed in a small container.

The involvement of ATTF in the recent Agartala serial blasts was established with the statement of arrested ATTF cadres.

Police had arrested two tribal youths Shanti Debbarma and Angad Santhal, activists of ATTF, yesterday following recovery of bomb making materials from a house in Agartala and subsequently produced before them before the court, which sent them to ten days police custody.

Police said both the activists had carried the explosives from Khowai to Agartala and the entire blueprint was prepared at the house in Agartala, which was busted by the police on October 12.

Extra security measures were taken in all the bus terminal, national highway, airport and telecommunication installations in all the sub-division towns of the state to ensure peaceful celebration of Surga Puja, Superintendent of Police (Operation) Nepal Das said.


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