Advani yatra: One more detained in bomb planting

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 22:05

Madurai: Police on Wednesday detained one more person
and formed 10 probe teams in connection with the planting of a
powerful pipe bomb on the yatra route of BJP leader LK Advani
on October 27 and said initial probe suggested that anger
against Hindutva forces was the motive behind it.

The two persons arrested yesterday were produced before a
local court here, which remanded them in 15 days judicial
custody.

Initial investigation revealed that anger against
`Hindutva forces` was the motive for them to plant the bomb,
Special Investigation Team sources said, adding "We don`t know
exactly which group is involved."

Police claimed that they have "definite clues" and the
teams have been formed to probe all possible links, but added
that more arrests have to be made to establish any strong
link.

They were also on the lookout for `Police` Fakruddin and
had detained one Usman Ali today in connection with the
incident.

Police said Fakruddin had close links with slain Al-Umma
terrorist Imam Ali, who was killed in an encounter at
Bangalore in 2002.

To a question, they said fundamentalists from a
neigbhouring state, which had links with international
extremists could be behind planting of the bombs.

The pipe bomb was unearthed from under a bridge and
defused on October 27 at Alampatti village, about 30 km from
here, on the route of Advani`s yatra. Subsequently, the BJP
leader route`s was diverted.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 22:05

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