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‘Idea was to create panic’

Delhi Police are not sure who could have planted a bomb outside Delhi High Court on Wednesday afternoon. They have also not got any clues from the threat letter received by the station master of the New Delhi Railway Station on May 14.

delhi Updated: May 26, 2011 00:42 IST

Delhi Police are not sure who could have planted a bomb outside Delhi High Court on Wednesday afternoon. They have also not got any clues from the threat letter received by the station master of the New Delhi Railway Station on May 14.

On Wednesday evening, police said they were probing all angles, including the role of terrorist outfits, Bangladeshi groups and even local criminals.

“The idea was to create panic and they managed to do it. The High Court is a crowded area, full of litigants and a stone’s throw from India Gate,” said a police officer.

Late on Wednesday evening, the case was handed over to the Special Cell of Delhi Police.

Sources said forensic experts collected a canvas bag, some white powder and battery-like object from the spot of the blast, along with shrapnel. However, no timer device was found.

Meanwhile, eyewitnesses claimed that the front portion of the Ford Figo car — near which the blast took place — caught fire after the blast.

However, there were no casualties and only superficial damage to the car. Rajan Jain, the owner of the car — registration number DL 4C AF 7935 — had joined HC a month ago.

“At first, we thought it was a CNG blast. Soon the area was cordoned off. No one saw anyone keeping the packet near the car,” said Sarfraz, a lawyer.