E-mail claiming Ahmedabad blasts traced back to a Navi Mumbai apartment

July 27th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, July 27 (ANI): The Navi Mumbai Police today raided an apartment in Navi Mumbai after a 14-page e-mail was sent to select TV channels from that area by a terror group named as Indian Mujahidden just minutes before the serial blasts took place in Ahmedabad last night.

In the email the terror outfit claimed responsibility for the blasts and called it a revenge for the Gujarat riots in 2002 following the Godhra carnage killing 52 Hindus.

About the email, a senior official from Mumbais Anti Terrorism Squad said, We are investigating whether the e-mail was sent from a residence. Presently, personal verifications of the persons living there are being carried out and it would be too premature to comment on it.

The police have confiscated some material, but no detentions or arrests have been made so far.

The Navi Mumbai apartment is said to be owned by one Abhishek Sharma, who had rented it out to an American national who is being interrogated by the local police.

The Mumbai Polices Crime Branch officials have also given details of passport and visa of the American national to the anti-terrorism squad. (ANI)

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