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Blast on Haryana bus: Cops identify suspect

The police have so far ruled out the terror attack angle in the case

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 9, 2016 8:00:34 am
haryana bus blast, haryana police, haryana bus blast probe, haryana bus blast accused, haryana bus blast investigation Fatehabad: Policemen standing near a passenger bus in which a blast took place near Bhuna in Fatehabad district of Haryana on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

Haryana Police have zeroed in on a suspect — one Mukesh alias Meena of Jandil Kalan village — in the low-intensity blast that took place on a bus Tuesday morning.

A sweeper of a Hindustan Petroleum petrol pump had informed the police about having seen a man with his shirt on fire running away from the spot where the blast had taken place.

Police reportedly tracked the suspect after scanning the CCTV footage at the pump. A burnt kurta too has reportedly been recovered from his possession.

The police have so far ruled out the terror attack angle in the case. Three passengers, including a couple identified as Bhagirath (45) and Rajbala (40), were injured in the blast.

Inspector General of Police, Hisar Range, O P Singh said: “According to our investigation so far, a blast of a kind of big cracker and not that of an improvised devise used by terrorists took place.”

Inspector General of Police, Hisar Range, O P Singh said the man could be a farmer who was carrying potassium nitrate and sulphur to scare away birds in his fields.

He said potassium nitrate and sulphur when mixed cause an explosion.

Earlier, on May 26, a low-intensity blast in a Haryana roadways bus near Pipli in Kurukshetra district. Around 12 passengers were injured and investigation in the case is underway.

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