Kolkata/ New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in the Delhi High Court blast case, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has arrested one person from Kolkata on Tuesday for sending e-mails claiming the responsibility of the blast and threatening further attacks.
As per the reports, the arrested person has been identified as Sunny Sharma, from whose Gmail account the second and the fourth e-mails were sent. There were a total number of four e-mails that were sent after the blast in which Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI), a Bangladesh based terror group, and the Indian Mujahideen (IM) had claimed responsibility for the blast.
The NIA is bringing Sharma to Delhi for further interrogations.
Earlier yesterday, the investigators probing the recent blast outside the Delhi HC detained a youth from Gujarat, for sending terror emails threatening more attacks in the country.
As per reports, the youth identified as Monu was detained by security agencies from Gujarat’s Patan district and was taken for interrogation in connection with Delhi High Court blast.
Monu, who is mentally unstable, is believed to have sent the terror email in frustration as he could not secure a job for him since a long time.
After initial interrogation, investigators have dismissed the terror mail sent by him as bogus and as having no relation to any terror outfit.
The man in question has been held under the Information and Technology Act (Amendment) 2008, which regulates online behaviour in the country, from e-commerce to cybercrimes, Internet surveillance, and intermediary liability.
Man fails to provide travel details, arrested
A person with injuries and suspected
to be connected with the Delhi High Court blast has been
arrested after he failed to give details about himself at
a hospital in West Bengal`s Howrah district, police said.
The man, Syed Afjal Taher, went to the Bagnan rural
hospital and sought medication yesterday, SP Rabindranath
The man with injuries in his left palm, face and leg and
head wrapped in a blood soaked bandage, approached a doctor
at the hospital and asked for pain killers, police said.
He was admitted but kept under police surveillance at the
hospital after he refused to give his name and address. He was
arrested today and sent to judicial custody, they said.
Asked how the man was connected with the blasts, Banerjee
said, "There are some discrepancies in his statement and it is
not clear why he went to Bagnan. He has not been able to give
According to police, the man was from Banke district of
Uttar Pradesh and though his mother tongue is Urdu he can
speak fluent Hindi, English and Nepali.
The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police also interrogated
With PTI Inputs