Ahmedabad: The Central government has asked
the Gujarat government to hand over investigation of the 2008
Modasa blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA),
police said Wednesday.
"We have received a letter today from the Central government
stating that the NIA has found links between Modasa blast and
some of the cases it was investigating," Additional Director
General of Police (ADGP) S K Sinha said.
"Hence they have asked that the investigation in the
Modasa blast case be handed over to the NIA," he said.
On September 29, 2008 a low intensity blast in the Suka
Bazar area of Modasa town of Sabarkantha district had killed a
15-year-old boy and injured 10 people.
During investigation it was found that gun powder was
used as trigger low-intensity explosion in a minority
dominated area of Modasa town a few days before the Ramzan
According to police, the explosives attached with timer
device were mounted on a motorcycle in the densely populated
Suka Bazar area, and was triggered using the battery of the
So far, no arrest has been made in connection with this