Hyderabad blasts: Sketches of bicycle used released

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Hyderabad, March 10: After releasing a sketch of one of the suspects involved in the Hyderabad blasts, which shook the city on Feb 21st, the Andhra Pradesh police have now released sketches of a bicycle which was used in the twin blasts.

According to Cyberabad Police Commissioner Dwaraka Tirumala Rao who released sketches of the damaged bicycle, 'since the rear portion of the bicycle is totally damaged and only its front portion is available, it can be concluded that the explosive charge had been fixed on the bicycle's carriage.'

Rao said that the 'bicycle's damaged parts found in front of the Anand Tiffin Centre at Konark Theatre revealed that it was assembled with parts of bicycles manufactured by different companies'.

"The bicycle's main frame, handle bar, bumpers and fork belong to Atlas company, while the front rim was manufactured by Usha" he was quoted saying adding that the front tyre was manufactured by a company called Ganga in April last year, while its front tube is Gamra (Ganga) which was manufactured in October last year.

The bicycle's chain was a heavy duty 'KW', made in England. "It was learnt that this product was available in the market three years ago, but became unavailable later, due to its high cost" Rao said.

"It was presumed that offenders behind the blasts might have taken shelter in rented houses for about one or two months before the blast of February 21," he said adding that a 'thorough examination revealed that the bicycle's upper and bottom fork cups were replaced recently with 'BM' make cups and these were not fixed properly, probably due to lack of expertise'.

Two powerful explosive devices were planted on bicycles on Feb 21. They had exploded near Konark and Venkatadiri theatres in Dilsukhnagar which took the lives of 17 persons and injured more than 100 people.

OneIndia News (With inputs from PTI)

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