Remote for HC blast smuggled from LoC trade

Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 14:47

Srinagar: Security agencies probing the Delhi
High Court blasts are in the process of joining the dots as
certain leads have emerged pointing to the remote used for
triggering the explosion being smuggled from
Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) through LoC trade.

An examination of the circuit used in the September
seven, 2011 blast at the Delhi High Court, that left 15 people
dead and scores others injured, showed that terrorists had
used a three-battery remote for triggering the explosion,
official sources said on Sunday.

The three-battery remote has been used earlier by
terrorists thrice last year -- Sangrama in Sopore of North
Kashmir, Udhampur in May during an unsuccessful attempt on the
life of an Army officer and assassination of
Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadees head Maluana Showkat Ahmad Shah in
April.

The three-battery remote has more range then earlier used
by the terrorists as the technology used here gives them some
lead time to facilitate an easy escape from the scene of
crime.

A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is
probing the High Court blast, has collected the sample from
the scene of the Udhampur blast and also that of Sangrama IED,
which had failed to detonate because of a high frequency
jammer, the sources said.

The forensic evidence in the Molvi Showkat`s case was
also examined but it could not give any leads other than the
triggering mechanism which also pointed out at a three-battery
remote, the sources said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 14:47

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