A month later, no breakthrough in Dilsukhnagar blasts case

Nearly four weeks after the terrorists struck at Dilsukhnagar killing 17 persons, investigators are yet to achieve a breakthrough on the terror outfit and identity of persons involved in the attack.

With time running out, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is investigating the case, on Tuesday announced a reward of Rs. 10 lakh for persons providing information leading to the arrest of the killers.

The bomb signature and material evidence found at the blast site had indicated possible involvement of the outlawed Indian Mujahideen (IM) but the police did not rule out if other outfits, including right-wing organisations, had masterminded the attack. The State police officials are banking on the crucial video footage of the suspects recorded by a traffic surveillance camera at Rajiv Gandhi Chowk.

Stuck despite leads

Despite claiming that they have ‘some leads’ on the suspects, the State police could not make any headway since the terrorists struck on February 21.

The NIA authorities already took into two alleged IM operatives Syed Maqbool and Imran Khan, who were arrested a few months ago by Delhi police and lodged in Tihar jail, to ascertain if they had any link with the Dilsukhnagar case. They also took into custody a youngster from Hyderabad, Obaid-ur-Rahman, who was arrested by the Karnataka police in another terror plot case in 2012.

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The postal address is: Superintendent of Police, National Investigation Agency, 1-10-68/8, Alamelu Heights, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016

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