Police hunt on for suspected woman bomber

May 14th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin  

By Sahil Makkar
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) The police have launched a massive hunt for a woman who allegedly promised Rs.100,000 to a rickshaw puller to carry out the terror attacks that killed over 60 people. “We are looking for a woman, identified as Meena, who tried to lure a rickshaw puller, Vijay, to carry out the attacks,” a police officer told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

Vijay, a resident of Mumbai who suffered minor shrapnel injures, told the police that Meena lives near one of the blast sites. No further details of the woman’s role in the bombings were available.

According to the police, the first blast took place around 7.15 p.m. in the crowded Johari Bazaar. Within 15 minutes seven more blasts occurred in adjoining areas of the Walled City.

The sites were near a Hanuman Mandir, which was milling with devotees, near the tourist attraction Hawa Mahal, at Badi Chaupad, Tripolia Bazar as well as Chandpole.

A team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell, which fights terrorism, and officials from Maharashtra police’s anti-terrorism squad have also arrived in Jaipur to assist the local police.

Inspector General of Police Pankaj Singh told reporters that a lethal combination of high velocity RDX explosives, ammonium nitrate and heavy pellets were used in the explosions.

“We cannot comment about the organisation behind the terrorist attack.”

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