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NIA in Modasa to review 2008 blast probe status

india Updated: Jul 18, 2010 21:15 IST

An Inspector General of the National Investigation Team (NIA) on Sunday reached Modasa in Sabarkantha to review the investigation into the 2008 blast there which killed one person, police said.

NIA IG (investigations) Sanjeev Kumar Singh who is supervising the probe into the Modasa blast case met with district police officials and other members of the NIA who have been camping here since last week, they said.

NIA DIG R P Meena, who is heading the probe in the Modasa blast, has been staying in Modasa with two other officials of the agency. Singh would be in Gujarat for the next 3-4 days, police said.

DSP K K Mysorewala, who was the investigating officer of the 2008 blast case, said the district police has already handed over the documents related to the case to NIA which has taken over the investigation last month.

"They have been given all the document that we had collected. The NIA team was doing primary investigation at their level," Mysorewala said.

A 15-year-old boy was killed and 10 others were injured in a blast in Suka Bazar area of Modasa town in Sabarkantha district on September 29, 2008.

Nobody has been arrested so far in the case.

According to Modasa Police, the explosives attached with timer device were mounted on a motorcycle in the densely populated Suka Bazar area and were triggered using the battery of the two-wheeler.

The motorcycle on which the bomb was mounted is lying in Modasa police station without number plate and chassis number.

Police said the NIA team had called some dealers selling that particular brand of motorcycle and had detailed discussion with them.

NIA team has also talked to Mysorewala and other police officials who have been investigating the case since last two years, they added.

The original documents of the case are in Gujarati which are being translated into Hindi, they said.

A team of the NIA headed by Meena has requested the state government for office premises in Ahmedabad or Modasa.

They have also asked for 15-20 police personnel including couple of officers of the rank of DSP for support during the investigation.