The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS), which is probing the July 13 triple blasts case, has obtained footage from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at Zaveri Bazaar and Opera House that details the cold precision with which the two bombers planted the explosives at these sites.
Though their trail goes cold after a lane in Pydhonie, as there are no CCTVs in the area, ATS sources say the evidence is enough to build a water-tight case against the accused, who are absconding.
The footage shows one of the planters arriving in Zaveri Bazaar’s Khau Galli on a Honda Activa. He tries to look for a spot to place the explosive, but returns to the two-wheeler, places the bomb on its footboard and walks away.
At Opera House, both the planters arrive on a two-wheeler, park it in a congested area, and leave. According to ATS sources, they are last seen walking into a lane in Pydhonie predominantly populated with people from northern Karnataka and Bhatkal village, from where the suspected mastermind Yasin Bhatkal hails.