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No link between 9/11 and July 11 attacks: Police

Mumbai police denies link between the July 11 Mumbai serial train bombings and the 9/11 attacks in US.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2006 21:51 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Mumbai police on Saturday denied any link between the July 11 Mumbai serial train bombings and the 9/11 attacks in the US but hinted it was probing whether there was any connection with the Gujarat riots.

"We do not see any link between the July 11 incident and the Al-Qaeda attacks in the US," Commissioner AN Roy told reporters at the Mumbai Police Club in Mumbai.

"We have no information nor any knowledge about any links between the two attacks as reported in some section of the media," said Roy, who was accompanied by Maharashtra Director General of Police PS Pasricha and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Krishan Pal Raghuvanshi.

Asked whether the Mumbai attacks were linked to the Gujarat riots as the perpetrators targeted first class compartment commuters who were mostly Gujarati stock brokers and diamond traders, he said: "This information has come and we are looking (into it)."

About Malegaon blasts' link with July 11 attacks, Raghuvanshi said: "Malegaon link is not yet established."

"We will meet again on Melagaon (blast case). For now, get the facts of the Mumbai train blasts," quipped Pasricha.

"We can say now, we have solved the 7/11 case but the investigations are still on," said Roy, who earlier in the day along with Pasricha and Raghuvanshi had had a two-hour meeting with Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil, who also holds the home portfolio.

First Published: Sep 30, 2006 21:51 IST