'RDX not used in Jaipur serial blasts'
The National Security Guard and Forensic Laboratory of Rajasthan have confirmed that RDX was not used in the nine blasts that rocked Jaipur.Updated: May 20, 2008 18:42 IST
After a week-long analysis, the National Security Guard and Forensic Laboratory of Rajasthan have confirmed that RDX was not used in the nine blasts that rocked Jaipur city on May 13.
Sources in the NSG as well as in the Forensic Laboratory said no traces of RDX were found from the places which were rocked by the blasts in the Pink city and it mainly contained Neogel-90, an explosive comprising ammonium nitrate.
The Bomb Data Squad of the elite NSG after examining the remains of the splinters gathered from the spots said all the splinters, mainly comprising cycle ball bearings, flew only in one direction. A similar modus operandi of assembling the explosive material was used in Hyderabad blasts last year.
"The bombs were packed in such a way that it causes maximum casualty. It shows that good planning has gone into making of the bomb," a senior official of the NSG said.
The findings are in contrary to the initial assessment by Rajasthan Director General of Police AS Gill and Union Minister of State Sriprakash Jaiswal who had claimed that RDX had been used in the blasts. Gill had contented that "one kg RDX" was used by the bombers.
Nine serial blasts had ripped through Jaipur on May 13 evening, leaving 65 dead and over 150 injured.