Third email on Delhi HC blast traced to Moscow
It should be noted that HuJI and IM have already claimed responsibility for the blast in separate e-mails.
New Delhi: Two days after an explosion outside Delhi High Court claimed 13 lives and injured at least 73 others, the mystery surrounding who’s behind the blast remains unravelled.
Another terror e-mail-third in the series of emails received- surfaced on Friday, warning of an impending attack. The e-mail was received by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which further passed it on to NIA and the Home Ministry. It is still being deciphered.
According to reports, the e-mail has also warned of an impending attack in the national capital.
"This is to inform you that we Indian Mujahideen claims the terror attack on Delhi High Court. I just want you to pass a message to the Indian government that next blast will be so cruel that you people won`t be able to forget it for decay (decades) and if you are willing to know the next attack it is 1,8,5,13,4,1,2,1,4 till you come to know what it stands for the next blast will be done if you have any question get back soon because we don`t have time for anything," Ali Saed el Hoori, the sender of the email said.
The IM e-mail was sent from the id firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked Yahoo! for the details of the e-mail account.
However, sources claim that the third email has been traced to Moscow, but there is a possibility it could have been sent from a proxy server with the address in the Russian capital.
"The third email sent to Delhi Police has been traced to Moscow. The NIA (National Investigation Agency) is not sure whether it was sent by proxy server or it is from Moscow indeed," a source told reporters.
A proxy server keeps the computers behind it anonymous, mainly for security reasons and to circumvent regional restrictions.
On Wednesday itself, Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI) claimed responsibility for the explosion. But on Thursday, Indian Mujahideen said it executed the blast. And on Friday, another e-mail from an unknown group claiming responsibility made it more complicated for the officials.
In the meantime, reports claimed that the Indian Mujahideen e-mail has been traced to Kolkata in West Bengal.
In an e-mail to a few media organisations, the IM in fact warned of carrying out another attack on September 13 (Tuesday) at a crowded shopping complex. “Stop us if you can,” dared the IM.
“There cannot be any connection between HuJI and Wednesday’s blast. We planned it long back to carry out the blast at Delhi High Court on Wednesday since it is the busiest day. HuJI is remotely not involved,” said an e-mail sent by Chotoo, who spelt Mujahideen as Muzahiddin.
Meanwhile, two people were detained in Uttar Pradesh today in connection with the Delhi High Court blast.
Five people were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday over the e-mail reportedly sent by the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI).