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Police rules out terror angle, remote used to trigger blast

Firmly ruling out any terror angle, the Uttar Pradesh Police today said a remote control device was used to trigger explosion at the residence of state Minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi.



Lucknow: Firmly ruling out any terror
angle, the Uttar Pradesh Police today said a remote control
device was used to trigger explosion at the residence of state
Minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi in Allahabad in which one
person was killed.

"As per the evidence available from the scene, it is
clear a remote was used to trigger the blast," ADGP (Law and
Order) Brij Lal told reporters here.

As investigators pursued various leads to crack the
case, the ADGP ruled out any terror angle to the blast at the
house of Nandi on Monday which left one dead and the Minister,
a journalist and another person wounded.

Asked whether the blast was the handiwork of contract
killers or the result of some political or business rivalry,
he said police were looking into all such aspects.

He said a concrete line of thinking would emerge only
after the receipt of the forensic science report tomorrow.

The forensic experts had scoured the scene yesterday
and collected evidence for analysis.
On getting the forensic report, "we will know which
explosive material was used," the ADGP said adding police were
in touch with their counterparts in other states.
No arrests had been made so far, he said.

Asked whether the police had obtained any information
from the Minister or his family or whether raids had been
carried out anywhere, the ADGP refused to divulge more
information.

The condition of 36-year-old Nandi, who was flown to
Lucknow from Allahabad and admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post
Graduate Institute, is stable, doctors said.

PTI

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