Role of other terror group in blast being probed

Investigators are now looking into the possibility of whether Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives carried out the Delhi High Court blast with the help of some other terror group.

Updated: Sep 10, 2011, 22:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Investigators are now looking
into the possibility of whether Indian Mujahideen (IM)
operatives carried out the Delhi High Court blast with the
help of some other terror group.

The investigators were not ruling out this possibility
after a comparative analysis of July 13 Mumbai blasts and the
explosion outside the High Court revealed that similar
components were used in the bombs.
Sources said the analysis showed that in Mumbai blasts,
ammonium nitrate was mixed with fuel oil and detonator had
traces of PETN while the bomb used in Delhi High Court had
PETN as its major component with few traces of ammonium
nitrate.

Investigators said PETN is being used mostly by
terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and Indian Mujahideen had
earlier used ammonium nitrate for making bombs.

"So now we are looking into the possibility of whether
Indian Mujahideen is being helped by some other group," a top
police official said.

Meanwhile, investigators have found a switch used in the
bomb. Sources said the timer device, if at all used, is yet to
be recovered.

Sources said the anti-terror squads of various states
were working on the case, but none of them has got any
substantive lead in the probe into the Wednesday`s blast.
Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of some
of the 11 fugitive IM operatives, who were allegedly involved
in the 2008 Delhi serial blasts, having played a part in the
Wednesday`s terror attack.

Another source maintained that unlike this time, in
earlier cases there were ample evidence available for the
anti-terror squads to make out which IM modules were involved.

PTI