Varanasi blast: Govt sends remains of explosives to forensic lab

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 18:48

New Delhi: The Government has sent the remains
of explosives found from the site of blast in Varanasi to a
forensic laboratory in Agra for examination.
"As per the latest information that we have received, the
investigators have not been able to find out the nature of the
explosives. The remains of the explosives have been sent for
examination to Agra and a report is expected within a day or
two," said U K Bansal, Secretary (Internal Security) in the
Union Home Ministry.

Bansal said central and state security agencies have not
been able to pin-point involvement of any particular group in
the yesterday`s blast.

"As regards involvement of any particular organisation, it
is too premature to say now. But we have an e-mail purportedly
sent by Indian Mujahideen, which originated in Mumbai and was
sent from a Wi-Fi network illegally. After that we have lost
threads of the mail.

"Police are on the job to find out whether the mail had
actually come from Mumbai or it was spoofed through Mumbai,"
he said.
Bansal said there was so far no information about any
arrest in the case.

To a question whether the Ministry plans to hand over the
probe to National Investigation Agency, Bansal said, "There is
no immediate plan to give the probe to NIA."

A child was dead and over 30 others sustained injuries in
a low-intensity blast at a crowded bathing ghat on the river
Ganga in Varanasi yesterday.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 18:48

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