No clues: Police nowhere near solving this case
Mehrauli remains the only bomb blast case from last year that has not been solved till now. Police have failed to find any headway in the case, leave alone arresting anyone or establishing any motive behind it, reports Vijaita Singh.delhi Updated: Sep 27, 2009 00:39 IST
Mehrauli remains the only bomb blast case from last year that has not been solved till now. Police have failed to find any headway in the case, leave alone arresting anyone or establishing any motive behind it.
The incident took place on September 27 last year when two motorcycle-borne men dropped a packet containing explosives in front of an electronic showroom at the busy Mehrauli market, barely few meters away from the historical Aulia Masjid.
A curious child tried to open the packet, causing the explosion. He was killed instantly.
Police later said the bomb was made of ammonium nitrate and was ‘crude’ in nature. Unlike other low intensity bombs used during September 13 serial blasts last year, this one was fitted with ‘acid timer’.
“Our investigations revealed that the motorcyclists dropped the packet containing the bomb in a tizzy as fumes had started coming out from it,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
The police could not even trace the motorcycle used in the commission of crime.
“Though it was a crowded area and was bustling with activity during the explosion, no one could note down the registration number of the motorcycle. We tried tracing the bike with the help of permutation combination of several digits but could not find any success,” said the officer
Police said the bomb had been packet with iron ball bearings and nails to make it lethal.
“The only clue that we had about the motorcycle that it had a red handle,” added the officer.
Earlier the police were suspecting the roll of three Bangladeshi men whom they had arrested from WB for their involvement in the crime.
These men had been arrested for their roll in the series of low intensity blasts that rocked south Delhi over the past two years.
Police also probed the role of some fundamentalist organisations, as a mosque was a few meters away from the place where the explosion took place.
The case is still open.