Two detained near IGI Airport for Delhi blast

September 27th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Two men suspected to be behind the blast in south Delhi Saturday afternoon were detained in the evening, the police said.The two men, whose identity was not revealed, were picked up for questioning from near the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI).

They were riding black Pulsar motorcycles when the police stopped them. According to eyewitnesses, the bomb - in a tiffin box - was dropped in a market in Mehrauli by two helmet-wearing men riding black Pulsar bikes.

Sleuths of the Delhi Police Crime Branch and south district police were jointly interrogating them at an undisclosed location.

The officials were also questioning three eyewitnesses to identify the two bombers.

The police also picked up several ‘bad characters’ of Mehrauli area suspecting they provided any help to the bombers.

“It could be a job of those people who are well-versed with the topography of the area. The market has very narrow lanes, only a person who knows the way around here can easily slip out of the area,” said a senior crime branch official.

In the low-intensity blast at 2.15 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was killed and 17 people were injured.

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