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Ajmer suspect’s landlord under scanner

A Rajasthan police team met senior CBI officials in connection with the Ajmer shrine blast, reports Tushar Srivastava.

delhi Updated: Oct 24, 2007 01:57 IST
Tushar Srivastava

A Rajasthan police team met senior officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Delhi on Tuesday in connection with the Ajmer shrine blast. The meeting was held at the CBI headquarters, CGO complex.

Security agencies suspect the militant group behind the May 18 blast at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad is also behind the blast at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer. The CBI is investigating the Mecca Masjid case as well.

Sources said that Syed Salim, one of the persons who died in the Ajmer blast, continued to be a suspect for the Rajasthan police, despite having been given a clean chit by the Andhra Pradesh police. The police are planning to conduct a polygraph test on Salim’s landlord, Ikramuddin. Ikramuddin had received two calls on his mobile phone meant for Salim on the day of the blast. Both of these were international calls, the sources said.

Rajasthan police Director General Amarjeet Singh Gill confirmed his meeting with senior CBI officials in Delhi. “We met them today regarding the probe in the Ajmer blast case,” he said.

A Rajasthan police team had earlier carried out searches at Salim’s house in Ajmer. Salim had been staying in the house for the past several months.

Investigations have thrown up several similarities in the masjid and shrine blasts. The SIM cards recovered from the unexploded bombs at the masjid and Ajmer were purchased in the name of one Babu Lal Yadav from Kolkata. The photograph used to purchase them is that of a yoga teacher in Delhi. The cellphone that triggered the bomb in Ajmer was purchased from Delhi while the one used in the masjid blast was purchased in Faridabad.