Still without any solid leads in the September 2010 Jama Masjid shooting case, the Delhi police on Thursday announced a reward of R25 lakh to anyone with information on the shooting.
The police also increased the reward to Rs 30 lakh for leads in the car blast case.
“With this announcement, the total amount of the reward for credible information on the attack has gone to Rs 55 lakh,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity.
“We questioned over 50 people in connection with the attack, but have not been able to get any concrete clue. This despite dispatching teams to Uttar Pradesh and even Mumbai to get any sort of leads in the case,” the officer said.
In October 2010, the Delhi Police had announced a reward of R10 lakh for information about the two bikers who fired at the tourists and their conduits.
Initially, the police had attributed the firing and the bomb in a Maruti 800 parked near Jama Masjid that exploded two hours later to 'disgruntled youths and local criminal gangs'. The police had ruled out the involvement of an organised terror outfit in the incident.
“The blast was triggered by a crudely circuited and poorly assembled device and hundreds of suspects were questioned about their involvement in the incident,” the officer added.
The assertion had followed despite an email sent out to several media organisations by the outlawed Indian Mujahideen claiming responsibility for the strikes and warning of more attacks ahead of the Commonwealth Games.