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Varanasi blast email: Police probe reaches a dead-end

Investigations into the December 7 email that was allegedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen minutes after a bomb exploded at Varanasi has run into a dead-end because the investigators have no more clues from the Internet modem, a crime branch source said. Shailendra Mohan reports.

mumbai Updated: Dec 14, 2010 01:53 IST
Shailendra Mohan

Investigations into the December 7 email that was allegedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen minutes after a bomb exploded at Varanasi has run into a dead-end because the investigators have no more clues from the Internet modem, a crime branch source said.

“The WiFi modem that was hacked did not store details of the system used to hack it. This was because the modem did not have a high memory capacity,” said an officer on condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to media. He said generally modems do not have high memory storage.

He said the crime branch is looking at the CCTV footage that has been obtained from the McDonald’s outlet. “The outlet could probably have been used by those who sent the mail but we do not have any data to identify the culprits from the footage,” he said, adding that there is nothing that the investigators can get in terms of investigating the case in terms of modem, IP address or the computer system.

“We only have the computer system owned by the Talreja brothers whose WiFi was hacked and their modem. We do not have anything beyond this to further our investigations and there is nothing that these two seized articles can give us anymore,” the officer said. He added that the police will now get to conventional methods to try and investigate the case.

He said that the device that was used to send the system was switched off immediately after the mail was sent and even if it switched on again, it would not reflect on the modem.