An email received by different media organisations allegedly from Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) said that the group takes responsibility for today's Delhi High Court blast in which 10 people were killed and over 56 were injured.
HuJI is a outlawed Bangladesh-based terrorist group with a base in Pakistan too. "We take the mail very seriously," said NIA Chief S C Sinha.
The email says:
"We owe the responsibility of todays blasts at high court delhi..... our demand is that Afzal Guru's death sentence should be repealede immediately else we would target major high courts & THE SUPREME COURT OF..." (sic)
Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri, was sentenced to death in 2004 and is currently on death row for his role in the attack on the Parliament in December 2001. His mercy petition that asks for his sentence to be commuted to life is pending with President Pratibha Patil.