Thursday, August 19, 2010

B'lore police crack IPL blast case

The April 17th blasts at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore a couple of hours before the Indian Premier League game appears to be a solved case, with the Bangalore police narrowing down the mastermind to Indian Mujahideen operative, Salman alias Chotu.

Although this man was arrested exactly a month before the incident occurred, the police have gone ahead with his name and say that he had planned it, but the same was executed after his arrest.

Bangalore police officials told that they are narrowing down the accused in this case, but investigations are still on. All angles of investigations point to the involvement of Salman the Indian Mujahideen operative from Uttar Pradesh. Currently Salman is being treated as the main accused in the case, the Bangalore police said.

Salman is wanted in a lot of case and according to the Intelligence Bureau, he was one of the primary operatives of the Indian Mujahideen.

Salman’s first major operation in India was the Jaipur blasts. He came in fresh from training in Pakistan along with ten others as a foot soldier to Jaipur. He is the man who planted the bomb at the Manak Chowk area on May 13 2008.

Following the success of this attack, Salman was roped in for bigger operations and had also played a role in the Delhi blasts soon after the Bangalore and Ahmedabad serial blasts. After the Delhi blasts, he kept shuttling between India and Nepal and in the month of March 2010 he was apprehended by the Delhi police who still have custody of the man. He will first be interrogated by the Rajasthan police before the Bangalore police can gain access to him.

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