Ambala case: Cops trace car’s route, questioning 5
Four days after they recovered an RDX-laden car in Ambala, the Delhi Police have questioned at least five people and have also been able to ascertain the carrier vehicle’s movement across three states.delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2011 00:20 IST
Four days after they recovered an RDX-laden car in Ambala, the Delhi Police have questioned at least five people and have also been able to ascertain the carrier vehicle’s movement across three states.
A smallish network of CCTV cameras — installed at each of the three toll booths that the TATA Indica vehicle travelled through at Jammu, Punjab and Haryana — has helped investigators ascertain that it began its movement and probably procured the 5kg RDX from Jammu.
Sources also said that an examination of the seized car revealed that its chassis number had been tampered with and that it was registered in the name of a local criminal who had left the address six years ago.
“We have also been able to trace the vehicle’s ownership to Chandigarh. Local enquiry revealed that it was registered in the name of a local man, found involved in several cases of cheating but is absconding since 2005,” said a senior officer.
Meanwhile, sources claimed that five persons — residing in Ambala, Ghaziabad and some locations in Delhi — had been questioned about their involvement in the case. The police are trying to ascertain whether there is more RDX stowed anywhere else along the Pathankot-Jalandhar-Ludhiana route.
“Whenever the movement of RDX has been detected previously, it has been in excess of five kilograms, and can go up to a maximum of 20 kilograms. We are in the process of ascertaining whether more explosives have been stored somewhere in proximity to the Capital,” the officer added.