Hinting at some headway in Wednesday’s Bangalore blast case, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has said investigating agencies have tracked down the owners of the motorcycle on which the bomb was planted just outside the Karnataka BJP office here. However, no one has been arrested so far.
The Karnataka police, assisted by their Tamil Nadu counterparts, found that the bike with a Tamil Nadu registration number, had changed hands thrice. The police located all three persons who had used the bike since it was first sold. They were being questioned, Mr. Shinde told journalists here on Thursday. “We have not come to any conclusion about the people behind the blast. Investigation is such a matter that we cannot say we can do within a definite period of time. But I assure the nation that we will book the culprits, we will book the perpetrators.”
The Minister said the Centre had been alerting all States for the last two-three months about possible terror attacks, particularly in metro cities. However, no specific alert had been issued to any State about the possibility of a religious place being targeted. “Whenever we have any specific information, we immediately share it with the State concerned.”