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Bengaluru blast: Pipe leads probe team to Jalandhar

punjab Updated: Feb 06, 2015 14:55 IST
Jatinder Kohli
Jatinder Kohli
Hindustan Times
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A pipe used in the low-intensity bomb explosion, which took place outside a restaurant at Church Street in Bengaluru on December 28 and left one woman dead and several injured, was manufactured in Jalandhar, a fresh probe has revealed.

A team of Bengaluru police visited the city last week and conducted a lengthy search about the manufacturer of the pipe question in the city.

The team, headed by sub-inspector Raghwan Singh, remained in the city for four days and visited several pipe manufacturing units at Sodal, Focal Point and Industrial Area, but failed to get any significant lead and returned empty-handed. The pipe had ‘Made in Jalandhar’ written on it, making the Bengaluru police apprehensive about the suspected link between the two cities in connection with the blast.

Seeking anonymity, a senior commissionerate police official said a local team led by an inspector-rank official was entrusted to help the Bengaluru police team in the latter’s investigation into the case.

“We received communication from the authorities in Chandigarh and immediately deputed a special team,” the official informed.

“The Jalandhar commissionerate police provided full co-operation to the Bengaluru police team in finding the manufacturer, but to no avail,” the official claimed.

“During their stay here, our team took the investigation team to specific areas where several pipe manufacturing units are located in the city. They even visited markets to find the link but we returned empty-handed.

He further said the visiting investigation team had got a lead from the forensic experts in this connection.

The official said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with police teams from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu had joined the Bangaluru police in their investigations.

As per information, following the bomb blast in Bengaluru on December 28, forensic experts had confirmed that the explosive used in the IED explosion was an eight-inch aluminum pipe bomb.