Jamia firing: Pressure cooker bomb explodes at car

A car went up in flames today when a "crudely-circuited" pressure cooker bomb exploded metres away from Jama Masjid just hours after an attack there on a vehicle carrying foreign tourists.

Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 19:37 PM IST

New Delhi: A car went up in flames today
when a "crudely-circuited" pressure cooker bomb exploded
metres away from Jama Masjid just hours after an attack there
on a vehicle carrying foreign tourists.

The incident took place at around two pm, some 50 metres
away from Gate No 3 of Jama Masjid and near a police station
where two men had earlier in the day fired at a visiting
five-member Taiwanese media crew, injuring two of them.

"The car went up in flames due to a crudely-circuited
pressure cooker bomb," a senior police official said.

Investigators suspect the involvement of a "group of
disgruntled youth or local criminals" who wanted to create a
scare in the area.

Asked whether terrorist groups like Indian Mujahideen
could be behind the incident, Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan
Bhagat said the pressure cooker bomb was "poorly circuited and
crudely assembled".

"It appears to be a local gang or disgruntled youths,"
he said.

The car has been taken to Jama Masjid police station.

Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot which doused
the flames soon. Police had earlier said the fire erupted due
to a cylinder blast.

There was some panic in the area as the incident came
soon after the firing incident. The site where the car caught
fire is only 50 metres away from the spot where the firing
took place.

A team of Delhi Police`s elite anti-terror force Special
Cell also visited the spot.

PTI