No inkling of Delhi blasts: Gujarat policeSeptember 14th, 2008 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 13 (IANS) The Gujarat police, interrogating 10 suspects along with SIMI leader Safdar Nagori in connection with the July 26 Ahmedabad bombings, said it had “no inkling” of the plot to create terror in the national capital.”We had no inkling of any blasts in New Delhi in the near future from the interrogation of SIMI activists so far. We knew they were desperate and they would be doing it at some other place,” Ashish Bhatia, joint commissioner of police (Crime Branch) of Ahmedabad, told IANS.
He was speaking after six blasts in New Delhi Saturday evening claimed at least 18 lives.
After the July 26 serial bombings, the Ahmedabad police had caught nine Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists and brought Nagori from Ahmedabad for interrogation.
The Indian Mujahideen has taken responsibility for the New Delhi bombings just as it had done in case of the Ahmedabad attack. The Gujarat police suspect it is merely a front for the banned SIMI.
Unless the real masterminds are caught it is difficult to say where and when these terrorists would strike next, Bhatia said, adding that the masterminds devolve the nitty-gritty of the blast to the lower rung who are the ones who get caught.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) R.V. Ansari said: “No clues. Absolutely no clues came of the Delhi angle during the SIMI activists’ interrogation by the Ahmedabad crime branch.
“We suspected something was in the offing. These men are pathologically inclined to do what they want do as long as they are not caught,” Ansari told IANS.