Varanasi blasts: Police to go for new sketches

Published on Mar 21, 2006 11:09 PM IST

The fresh sketches of the suspects could be obtained by taking the help of some renowned artists.

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Clueless about the perpetrators of the twin blasts in Varanasi even two weeks after the incident, Uttar Pradesh police chief Yashpal on Tuesday said fresh sketches of the suspects could be obtained by taking the help of some renowned artists.

Singh said that the sketches of the two artistes, released earlier by Varanasi SSP, "has not given us any clue about the real culprits."

"Services of some renowned artistes could now be obtained for making fresh sketches of the suspects so that the real culprits could be arrested and the case worked out", he said.

The DGP told a television channel that the earlier sketches of the two suspects behind the blasts were released "hurriedly" by the SSP.

"This was a fault on the part of SSP (Varanasi). Perhaps he has realized it also. He should not have done it so fast. He should have verified it in much more detail."

On the basis of the sketches, two persons, whose faces resembled with them, were arrested from Hardoi, UP, but they were let off after sustained interrogation as they were found innocent, Singh said.

"There is only one artist who is dependable. He is from Mumbai. I had particularly asked the SSP to call him and get the sketches made by that very artist. But unfortunately, there was some hurry which was not very useful for our investigation," the DGP said.

"It has not affected the investigation but it has not helped us in any way," he added.

Singh said investigation into the blasts by the Special Task Force personnel and team of senior officials was going on and hoped they would be able to crack the case soon.

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