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Two questioned over terror e-mail

A father-son duo were picked up for questioning in Mumbai in connection with the e-mail sent by banned terror group Indian Mujahideen to several media houses claiming responsibility for the Varanasi blast. Constant threat | Recent blasts in UP | Site map | Varanasi blast: in pics | Who are IM? | Links with Headley? | Podcast: Sunita Aron

mumbai Updated: Dec 08, 2010 11:11 IST

A father-son duo were picked up for questioning in Mumbai in connection with the e-mail sent by banned terror group Indian Mujahideen to several media houses claiming responsibility for the Varanasi blast.

The terror mail traced to a residential complex in Navi Mumabi had claimed responsibility for Tuesday's blast at a crowded bathing ghat in Varanasi that left a child dead and 37 others injured.

The five-page email sent by Indian Mujahideen has been sent using an unsecured WiFi of Airtel Broadband of the two, official sources said.

The two were questioned and later released, they said.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal told PTI that the email has been traced to Navi Mumbai and the police of that area and Mumbai Police were coordinating to trace the culprits.

Terrorists of Indian Mujahideen have been using unsecured WiFi connections for sending mails to media houses within minutes of blasts taking place.

The e-mail ID used were from Gmail. The mail was written on December 6 and the account has been accessed rarely, the sources said.

Constant threat | Recent blasts in UP | Site map | Varanasi blast: in pics | Who are IM? | Links with Headley? | Podcast: Sunita Aron