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Two held for planting bombs in Surat

india Updated: Aug 27, 2008 15:53 IST

The city police have got a major breakthrough in the case of planting of 25 bombs in Surat with the arrest of two persons, police officials said.

"We have arrested two persons -- Tanveer Pathan and Zahir Patel -- both residents of Surat, for planting the bombs in the city," they said.

Police found as many as 25 bombs and two cars laden with explosives from the city in the last week of July after the Ahmedabad serial blasts.

Bombs were predominantly found from the densely populated Varacha region where majority of the diamond cutting and polishing units are situated. Some of the bombs were found hanging on a tree and hoardings.

Though none of the bombs exploded, it had created panic among people and as a result all the commercial activities, especially in the Varachah region, had come to a standstill for over four days.