A special team of the Tamil Nadu police will inspect the scene of Wednesday's bomb blast in Bangalore that left 16 people injured.
The team comprising senior officers of the Special Branch CID will reach Bangalore on Friday and hold discussions with the investigators there and peruse available evidence and statements of eyewitnesses, police sources said.
Soon after the incident on Wednesday, it was reported that a motorcycle with Tamil Nadu registration number was used to trigger the explosion. Though the registration number was found to be a fake one, the State police, relying on the input provided by their Karnataka counterpart, managed to track down the registered owner of the vehicle on the outskirts of Chennai. However, he claimed to have sold the motorcycle to someone else a few months ago. From then on, investigators came across several fake names, photographs and addresses.
“A couple of brokers who deal with used two-wheelers remember to have arranged the sale of the motorcycle. But the name, identity proof and address provided by them were found to be fake. It appears that the motorcycle changed a few hands…efforts are on to zero in on the person who owned or used it last,” a senior police official said.
Meanwhile, it has been decided to visit the scene of blast to ascertain certain inputs.
“A few registration numbers were given to us by the Bangalore police. Most of them were found to be fake. In one case, the vehicle and the owner were found at the registered address...it was obvious that he had nothing to do with the blast. The State police are working in close coordination with other agencies,” the official said.
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