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Zaveri Bazaar blast: ATS questions owner of bike

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 13:17

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism
Squad (ATS) has questioned the owner of a bike, which was
found very close to the blast site in Zaveri Bazaar here, to
put together the sequence of events on July 13.

The maroon colour Honda Activa bearing number MH-01-AS
718 was one of the bikes which was very close to the blast
site and was partially destroyed in the bombings.

The bike belongs to one Ashok Jain who lives in
Nagpada area.

Ashok`s nephew Aniket Jain, whose father has a gold
shop in Zaveri Bazaar, said his uncle had parked the bike close
to the blast site at around 3.00 pm on Wednesday while the blasts
occurred at around 6:55 pm.

"ATS had called Ashok to its office at Nagpada
yesterday with all the papers pertaining to the bike," said

The insurance of the bike had expired two months ago.
"We did not even realise that the insurance has expired," he

The front portion of the bike was completely destroyed
in the blasts and the vehicle is presently in the custody of
the police. Police suspect that the blasts were triggered with
the use of an IED kept in an abandoned umbrella, on one of the
bikes there.

The triple bombings had claimed 19 lives and left over
130 people in the city injured.


First Published: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 13:17
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