Public knows it all

Updated on Sep 20, 2008 01:06 AM IST

Soon after Delhi Police commandoes stormed the terrorist hideout in Jamia, onlookers who saw it all happen filled in for police officials who were not immediately available for comments, reports Naziya Alvi.

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Hindustan Times | ByNaziya Alvi, New Delhi

Soon after Delhi Police commandoes stormed the terrorist hideout in Jamia on Friday, onlookers who saw it all happen filled in for police officials who were not immediately available for comments.

Members of the public, offering bytes to TV journalists, appeared to be media-savvy.

Sample this. One of those who claimed to be around said there was no "cross-firing", a term used frequently by security experts. Another person called it "fake encounter" "planted" by Delhi Police.

Another said it looked like a "raid by the Special Cell" even well before the official word was out. The "operation" probably began last night, one bystander said.

Many residents gave running commentaries to various news channels.

A young survivor of last week's blasts, who was barely 50 metres away from the Barkhamaba explosion site, had told a reporter that it appeared to be a "low-intensity" blast.

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