The Electronics city in the country`s IT capital Bangalore was on the hit list of the ISI, a suspected agent of the Pakistani spy agency has said during sustained interrogation, police sources here said.
Chennai blasts — Tamil Nadu Police on Friday said they suspected the role of a bald man who disembarked from the train and ran away before the twin bomb blasts and would like to question him during investigation.
A day after twin blasts at the Central Railway Station here left one person dead, a spate of hoax bomb threat calls kept the city police on their toes, even as they warned of strict action against those spreading rumours.
Tamil Nadu government has refused to take any help offered by the Centre in the probe into the twin explosions in a train in Chennai Central railway station and it appears that the state is not treating it as a terror attack "as of now".
Union Minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today said it was not possible for railways to provide fool-proof security to its vast infrastructure and asked states to give "more attention" to it, as a twin blast in a train in Chennai claimed a woman`s life.
In the wake of Chennai blasts, the BJP said there is threat to leaders as well as to the environment for holding free and fair elections and asked the government not to show any laxity on the security front.
DMK president M Karunanidhi condemned the twin bomb blasts on a train and said the incident could have been prevented had only the state government taken proper action after the arrest of a Sri Lankan with links to Pakistan`s ISI.
Leaders cutting across party lines took time out from their hectic election campaign to condemn the twin bomb blasts inside Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai Central railway station that killed one and left 14 others injured.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today condemned the Chennai blasts, saying such "barbaric acts" highlight the "desperation and cowardice" of those responsible and asserted that no efforts would be spared in bringing the perpetrators to justice.