Letter drafted in April, modified 24 times
On the third day after the blasts, the investigation trail threw up new clues while bringing more clarity to existing leads. In the city, life slowly returned to normal while at the Centre, the terror debate is on.Updated: May 17, 2008, 00:43 IST
Scanning of the hard disk of the computer used to send the e-mail owning up to Tuesday’s terror attacks in Jaipur and the e-mail itself has revealed valuable details about the detailed planning that went into different aspects of the terror operation.
It has been revealed that the document for the mail was created on April 10, over a month before the blasts intelligence sources said. It was modified 24 times before it was finally mailed to television channels on Wednesday. <b1>
Investigators said the person who sent the e-mail created the ID — firstname.lastname@example.org — on Wednesday itself.
“The e-mail ID was created by this person at the Internet café in Sahibabad,” a senior official said. “The café owner has disclosed that the man spent around 45 minutes at the café. During this time, the ID was created after which, using a pen drive, he transferred the matter to the computer and sent it,” he said.
The mail was sent by an outfit calling itself Indian Mujahideen. The person who sent it also sought instructions from the café owner on uploading the visual contents (of the planted bicycles).
Sources said a lot of planning had gone into writing the mail. “They went into great detail with each and every aspect of their operation and sending the mail too, it appears, was part of this. The mail was modified a number of times and a lot of things were added and deleted. The last such addition would have been to include the frame number of the cycle,” the official said.
The frame number of the bicycle in the clip was found to be the same as that of the one used for the blast in Choti Choupad Kotwali. Interestingly, the eight unexploded bomb was found wrapped in a local Hindi daily of Jaipur, Daily News, dated April 4, 2008.
“This clearly establishes that the bombs were made after that date. Simultaneously, it appears they had started jotting down contents of the mail to be sent after the terror strike,” the official said.
With inputs from Abhishek Sharan