One person was detained in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the low-intensity explosion outside the Delhi High Court even as investigators on Friday said they were yet to make any concrete breakthrough in the case.
Delhi Police has been insisting that the explosion was not aimed at causing major damage but to create scare. Sources said the blast had the typical signatures of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen.
A senior police official said one person was detained on suspicion but refused to divulge details.
A team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell, investigating the case, conducted raids in Pilkhuwa in Uttar Pradesh last night and picked up one youth, the official said, adding the youth had some links with a terrorist who used to live in his village two decades ago.
In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Special DG (Law and Order) Brijlal said a person, Gulfam, was picked up from Pabla village in Pilkhua.
He, however, refused to confirm whether Delhi Police sleuths detained the youth. “We have no official confirmation in this regard from Delhi Police,” he said.
Locals claimed that police picked up at least six-seven youths from the locality for questioning, but there was no official word in this regard.
Police had recovered some shrapnel, a battery-like object and ammonium nitrate from the spot. The nails and bolts were packed and a detonator was attached to the timer.
Sources said this pointed to the possible involvement of Indian Mujahideen as the crude bomb had signatures of the terror outfit’s methods. However, senior police officials refused to confirm the involvement of the Indian Mujahideen.
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