Pune blast death toll rises to 10, 2 suspects held

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Pune, Feb 16: A youth injured in the Feb 13 Pune German bakery blast succumbed to his injuries, taking the death toll of the terror attack to 10.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Feb 16, Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh informed that a 24-year-old Lucknow student, Abhishek, died on Monday, Feb 15 night.

On the latest developments in the probe, the police chief said nothing significant was found in the CCTV footage.

This statement comes after the media on Monday, Feb 15 reported that the investigators found 'vital clues' in the CCTV footage obtained from the hotel located opposite to the German Bakery.

Latest forensic findings reveal that RDX, ammonium nitrate and hydrocarbonate oil were used in the blast, he said, adding that the police are yet to ascertain how the explosion was triggered.

Many people are being questioned in the case, the police chief said.

Besides this, there are reports that two people with suspected links to the Indian Mujahideen were detained on Tuesday, Feb 16 morning in connection with the attack.

Police sources have been quoted as saying that suspects were picked up from Janwadi area in Pune and Kudalwadi in the neighbouring industrial township of Pimpri.

While one of the suspects is belived to have been associated with Indian Mujahideen leader Riyaz Bhatkal, another suspect from Janwadi locality was reportedly associated with Shabbir Gangawali, a cleric linked with the same terror outfit.

Mr Singh, however, did not deny or confirm this report.

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