Role of terrorists in blast outside Delhi HC not ruled out: HM

Government did not rule out involvement of terrorists in the low intensity blast outside the Delhi High Court a week ago even as it said investigations were still on to ascertain the cause.

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday did not rule out
involvement of terrorists in the low intensity blast outside
the Delhi High Court a week ago even as it said investigations
were still on to ascertain the cause.

"Whether it was a mischief maker`s attempt to create scare
or whether it was a planned terrorist attempt, we are not in a
position to say now...but we are not ruling it (terrorists`
attempt) out," Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters
here.
Noting that there was "something wrong" in the manner in
which the bomb, which exploded outside the High Court on May
25, was put, he said some searches were made and one or two
persons were detained for questioning.

"Delhi Police is on track. I hope they will succeed in
finding the culprits," he said.
However, he said, the mysterious bag discovered outside
Gargi College on May 30 was not a bomb. "The first one (High
Court) was a bomb but the second one was not a bomb," he said.

The Home Minister said detection of IED in Chhattisgarh
and Manipur showed that there were hostile elements in the
country having the capacity to assemble these explosives.

PTI

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