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Police probe cellphone calls made near blast site

A CCTV grab of two 'suspects' in the case. ( Source: Express photo ) A CCTV grab of two 'suspects' in the case. ( Source: Express photo )
Express News Service | Pune | Posted: July 19, 2014 4:18 am | Updated: July 19, 2014 8:41 am

Investigators probing the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast have collected details of thousands of phone calls made from the area surrounding the Faraskhana and Vishrambaug police stations and the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple. An IED placed over a motorcycle parked in the parking lot of the police stations had exploded around 2 pm on July 10.

Investigators have got the details of the persons who were around the spot and made phone calls on the day. Some citizens who had made phone calls from the area were also called to the state Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) office for questioning.

Meanwhile, investigators have launched a search for two suspects whose images have been caught in a CCTV camera. However, police are not sure whether the same persons actually parked the motorcycle with IED in the police station parking. the motorcycle was parked few hours before the blast happened.

A senior police officer said, “Nothing can be confirmed at this point of time. The investigation is at a crucial stage and we are going in the right direction.”

DGP reviews probe
Maharashtra Director-General of Police Sanjeev Dayal on Friday held a meeting with senior police officers in the city to discuss the case. Pune police commissioner Satish Mathur, JCP Sanjay Kumar along with officers from the ATS, Satara police and Pune rural police attended the meeting.

Help from Delhi police
Police sources said that officers from the special cell of Delhi police are keen on assisting the probe. Delhi police had earlier arrested key terror operatives including Qateel Siddiui who had allegedly tried to bomb Dagdusheth temple on February 13, 2010, the day when alleged IM operative Yasin Bhatkal allegedly bombed German Bakery in Koregaon Park. Delhi police had also arrested some terror suspects involved in serial blasts on J M Road.

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