RDX was used in Delhi HC blast: Home secy

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 16:12

New Delhi: Forensic tests indicate use of
the deadly explosive RDX in the September 7 Delhi High Court
blast, a senior Home Ministry official said on Wednesday.

"One FSL has given the report that RDX was used in the
Delhi High Court blast," Union Home Secretary RK Singh said.

"The investigation is progressing in the case and a blow
by blow account cannot be given," Singh said on the sidelines
of an event here.

This report is said to be received from the Gujarat
Forensic Sciences Laboratory (GFSL), according to sources.
Fifteen people were killed and over 70 others injured in
the blast that occurred outside gate number 5 of the court
complex.

Opinions of various forensic labs have been differing
over the explosive used in the blast.

While a few have suggested the use of Nitrate-based
explosive material, forensic experts from NSG had suggested a
mix of Ammonium Nitrate with PETN.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the
blast case even as a number of e-mails were received by the
investigators claiming responsibility for the act of terror.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 14:58

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