Karnataka DGP says locals involved in Bangalore serial blasts

July 26th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, July 26 (ANI): Definite leads have emerged from Friday’’s eight bomb explosions in Bangalore in which one person — an old woman - was killed and several were injured, said Karnataka’’s police chief, R. Srikumar, on Saturday. Karnataka’’s Director-General of Police and Inspector General of Police Srikumar said the investigations on the bomb blasts is progressing fast and the police has got definite clues about the people involved in the cowardly act.
Talking to ANI in an exclusive interview here, Srikumar said there were definite leads on the involvement of local people in the ghastly act. He further said that the police would be using the leads to see whether terrorist outfits were involved.
The DGP made it clear that this was not an isolated incident, but was definitely designed to destabilse life in Bangalore. He also said that a number people have been questioned, but no arrests have been made.
He denied any intelligence failure on the part of the state police. According to him no one so far claimed responsibility.
Srikumar said he found a similarity between the Bangalore blasts and the blasts that had taken place in other states and cities. According to him these were the professionally assembled bombs, to intend to create damage.
Srikumar said IT and BPO establishments have been given more security in the wake of the blasts.
Meanwhile talking to ANI, Bangalore’’s Commissioner of Police, Shankar M Bidari,said that a number of leads were available, but no one had been zeroed into as yet.
The state police has announced a reward of rupees one lakh for anyone giving a clue to those behind the blasts. (ANI)

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