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Police ‘on the verge’ of cracking Mumbai blasts case

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This July 13, 2011 photo shows the blast site near Opera House, Mumbai.
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This July 13, 2011 photo shows the blast site near Opera House, Mumbai.

Investigators are on the verge of cracking the July 13 Mumbai blasts case, Maharashtra DGP Ajit Parasnis said on Sunday and expressed hope that “very soon things will come out”.

His remark came a day after he stated the terror group responsible for the blasts had been identified.

“Very soon things will come out. They (the ATS and crime branch officials) have a lot of information and material with them. They also have a fair idea as to which group is behind the blasts but it is not appropriate to reveal the group’s name,” Mr. Parasnis told PTI about the triple blasts probe.

“The announcement may come soon,” he replied to a query if the ATS and the crime branch officials, probing the case, are on the verge of cracking the case.

On Saturday in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, the DGP had said the group behind the attacks had been identified.

The metropolis was rocked by three bomb blasts — at Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House and Dadar — on July 13 during the evening rush hour, killing 27 persons and injuring over 130.

The investigators suspect the role of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) in the blasts and had been probing the case in that direction, police sources said.

The ATS recently arrested two alleged IM operatives Mohammad Haroon and Asrar Tailor in a fake currency case and subjected them to extensive questioning regarding the blasts, they added.

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