Pak denies link to Delhi HC blast

Last Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 22:12

Zeenews Bureau

Islamabad: In the wake of fingers being pointed towards Pakistan in relation to the Delhi High Court blast that left 12 dead, Pakistan on Thursday categorically denied any links with the incident.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tahmina Janjua today said it was not right to speculate on who was behind the blasts and that there was no basis to the claims of Pakistan’s hand in the blast.

"... so it is best not to get into speculations because
it is easy to speculate and point a finger at anyone and it is
best to undertake a more mature attitude which we appreciate
has been taken by the minister," she said.

Pakistan also appreciated Indian government`s measured response in reacting to the Delhi High Court blasts.

According to reports, a Noida-based boy named Neeraj, had received a phone call from an unknown number – 923453367472, which was later traced to a military camp located in Islamabad, thus strengthening the suspicion of Pakistan link to the blasts.

Also, with the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) claiming responsibility for yesterday’s blast, the needle of suspicion continues to point towards the neighbouring country.

Lending credence to the involvement of Pakistan-based elements, HuJI also sent an email yesterday claiming responsibility for the blast outside Delhi High Court this morning.

However, another terror group, Indian Mujahideen, sent an email today claiming the blast was executed by it.

“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 signed by Chhotu, an alleged Indian Mujahideen member.

Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is examining the mail.

At least twelve people were killed and over sixty others injured when a high-intensity blast went off outside the Gate number 5 of the Delhi High Court yesterday at 10.17 am.

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First Published: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 21:45

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