Perpetrators will get away if their identities are revealed, he says

Director-General of Police, V. Dinesh Reddy said that a breakthrough was achieved in identifying the persons behind the twin bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar in the city, but refused to divulge the details saying “lest they (the accused) bolt away.”

The blasts, which occurred on February 21, claimed 18 lives besides causing injuries to scores of others. Replying to questions at a press conference here on Tuesday, Mr. Dinesh Reddy said: “We know the persons who carried them out. We are on the job of apprehending them,” he added. He was not “reeling out” the details and keeping it a closely-guarded secret in a bid to spring a surprise on the accused and apprehend them.

Reviewing the functioning of police during the last six months, he said intelligence-based anti-extremist operations had yielded good results and there was a 60 per cent decrease in extremist offences.

At a recent conference of Left Wing Extremism-affected States held in Delhi, it was unanimously decided to adopt the Andhra Pradesh model in the entire country.