'Similarities between Delhi HC & Mehrauli blasts'



New Delhi: Police on Saturday said the recent low intensity explosion outside the Delhi High Court has similarities with the Mehrauli blast of 2008 but ruled out any link with the terrorist strike outside Jama Masjid ahead of Commonwealth Games.

Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta told reporters here that investigations into these cases were still on and a breakthrough is yet to be achieved.

"The blasts outside the Delhi High Court and in Mehrauli have some similarities. Low intensity explosives were used in both the blasts and no group claimed responsibility for either of them," Gupta told reporters.

He said that in the Delhi High Court incident, police had received the CFSL report which claimed that the explosive used in the bomb in the High Court was ammonium nitrate.

A minor blast took place outside the High Court on May 25 this year while the Mehrauli explosion had taken place on September 28, 2008, a fortnight after serial blasts had rocked Delhi.

Two Taiwanese mediapersons were injured in a shooting incident outside Jama Masjid followed by a blast in a car on September 19 last year. Indian Mujahideen had claimed responsibility for the incident.

Police is yet to make a breakthrough in probe in these cases, Gupta said.

On the murder of a student Shobit Modi in south Delhi, he said police is yet to arrest the culprit.

"We are investigating the case. We have profiled around 7,500 people including criminals, drivers, mall staffers and the boy's friends," he said.

PTI