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Updated: April 21, 2010 17:51 IST

Five held in Hubli in connection with Bangalore blasts

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Security personnel inspect the site of explosion outside Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 17.
PTI Security personnel inspect the site of explosion outside Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 17.

Five persons from Uttar Pradesh have been detained in connection with last week’s twin bomb blasts outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of an IPL match.

Police said all the five hail from Uttar Pradesh and were picked up Tuesday from a hotel where they were staying.

They have been taken to an undisclosed location in Dharwad for further interrogation, sources said.

The Bangalore City Crime Branch team is probing the low-intensity blasts on April 17, which left 17 injured.

The police zeroed in on the five after detecting that one of the bombs left behind by the criminals had been wrapped in a local newspaper published from Hubli.

Bangalore City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said the five were suitcase lifters.

The city police released the computer-generated sketch of a suspect based on eye witness account of a police constable. “The hunt is on for the suspect”, Mr. Bidari said and appealed to the public to provide information to police if they come across such a person.

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