Explosives laden cars traced to Mumbai

July 28th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Two cars loaded with explosives found in Surat city of Gujarat Sunday, a day after 21 serial blasts hit Ahmedabad, were stolen from Mumbai, city police commissioner Hasan Gafoor said here Monday. “The cars have been traced to their original owners in Navi Mumbai,” Gafoor told reporters.

“The thefts of the cars was reported to the local police on July 8 and July 15,” he said. He, however, refused to reveal the identity of the real owners.

A bomb and 25 small packets containing the white powder weighing 25 kg were found from a black car in Puna area of Surat Sunday. A detonator and two watches too were recovered. The bomb was soon defused. The police suspects that the white powder could have been ammonium nitrate.

Later in the day, another car was found at Varachha Road and four bombs were recovered from it. All four bombs were defused.

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