Jama Masjid firing: Police detains nearly 30 for questioning

Last Updated: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 23:19

New Delhi: Around 30 people were today
picked up by police for questioning in connection with the
firing at Jama Masjid here in which two foreigners were
injured.

A senior police official said they have rounded up 25-30
people who have criminal records and were questioning them to
get some leads into the firing incident, apparently intended
to cause terror ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Police is also talking to Bobby Sharma, whose car went up
in flames at the spot two hours after the incident. A "poorly
circuited and crudely assembled" device exploded which
resulted in the car catching fire, the official said.

The fire in car was reported nearly two hours after two
unidentified motorcycle-borne attackers shot and injured the
Taiwanese nationals outside the Jama Masjid here.

Delhi Police appeared to be ruling out the role of any
organised terror group but intelligence experts said it could
be a handiwork of outlawed Indian Mujahideen, which was behind
a series of blasts in several cities, including Delhi and
Ahmedabad.

Investigators suspect that disgruntled youths or a gang
of local criminals could be behind the incidents.

The motive appears to be to scare people ahead of the
Commonwealth Games, they said, adding the attacks do not show
signs of involvement of terrorist outfits like Indian
Mujahideen.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 23:19

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