Police question 2 possible car owners
The police in Panchkula on Thursday zeroed in on a Pinjore address while hunting for the owner of the blue Indica car found laden with explosives at Ambala Cantonment railway station.india Updated: Oct 13, 2011 23:41 IST
The police in Panchkula on Thursday zeroed in on a Pinjore address while hunting for the owner of the blue Indica car found laden with explosives at Ambala Cantonment railway station.
The police’s initial probe had revealed that the car could have belonged to a person by the name OP Jain, who used to live in Himshikha colony of Pinjore and had shifted to Delhi in 2006.
Jain, 62, used to work as property dealer in Pinjore.
A local police team talked to Jain, who now reportedly lives in Pitampura, on the phone.
Sources said that Jain had sold the Indica to Fazilka resident Ashok Yadav. They also said that the police talked to Yadav too on the phone, and he said he still had the Indica car and would reach Panchkula on Friday for further clarifications sought by the investigators.
“We will match the chassis number and engine number of Yadav’s car with the registration certificate once he reaches (Panchkula),” said a senior police officer. The other address the police are looking at is in Sector 7 of Panchkula.
Joining the dots, sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had asked Panchkula deputy commissioner of police, Maneesh Chaudhry, to gather information from the two addresses (Pinjore and Panchkula) after going through the documents from the car. Jain too could be questioned, the sources said.
Besides five kg of RDX, five timers and five detonators were recovered from the car in the three-hour operation involving the National Security Guard and army commandos since late Wednesday night. The Hindi editions of two newspapers published from Jammu on October 10 and 12 and a box of sweets were found in the car.
First Published: Oct 13, 2011 23:40 IST