Police on lookout for Santro car


It was reportedly spotted near Gate No. 5 of the High Court

The police are on the lookout for a Santro car that was reportedly spotted near Gate No.5 of the Delhi High Court shortly before the bomb went off on Wednesday morning.

It is learnt that a team conducted searches in Yamuna Vihar in this connection. However, no breakthrough was reported till late in the evening.

While statements of the injured persons are being recorded to reconstruct the sequence of events leading up to the incident, the police are trying to find its similarities with the May 25 low-intensity blast outside Gate No.7.

Wednesday connection

“Both the blasts were carried out on a Wednesday, said to be the Public Interest Litigation day in the High Court. While there is more rush on Wednesdays, the timing was also chosen to ensure that maximum casualty was caused. The court proceedings were to commence and a large number of people had queued up to collect their entry passes. It was a well-planned terror attack. They must have conducted reconnaissance in the area before they struck,” said a police officer.

Police sources said there was some difference in the mixture of explosives used in both the blasts. “Ammonium nitrate and some fuel oil were used in the previous case,” said another police officer.

In the wake of the blasts, anti-sabotage checks were carried out in all the Jammu-bound trains following an input.

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