Staff Reporter

Suspicions centre around Bangladeshi Ridwan Gazi

HYDERABAD: Even 10 days after the twin blasts, the city police are struggling for leads on the accused in the twin blasts case with investigation in different angles drawing blanks.

While the narco analysis tests on Syed Imran Khan on Tuesday and Shaik Abdul Kaleem on Wednesday reportedly provided clues about the RDX smuggled from Bangladesh to Hyderabad by a terrorist outfit, Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami (HuJI), no breakthrough was reported in the twin blasts case.

Searches continue

Suspicions centred around absconding Bangladeshi Ridwan Gazi and searches for him continued in the city, Bangalore and Tamil Nadu. Special teams are also searching different places to recover the RDX that was smuggled into the city.

While Imran maintained that he passed on the RDX Samir had handed over to him to another person in Nalgonda, Kaleem corroborated his version in the narco analysis test, it is learnt.

From the module of Khaja, whose name figured in the plot to assassinate BJP leader N. Indrasena Reddy in 2004, to that of Bangladeshi Hamza believed to have been picked up in Bangladesh, investigators are trying to piece together the information which they had stumbled upon. Though investigators were flooded with calls on the first two days of releasing a computer-generated sketch of the twin blasts suspect, they did not receive any further alerts from the public.

Local support

Police believe that some locals had assisted the bombers by providing them shelter and arranging transport. Investigation is on to ascertain if any of the 15 members, against whom a new criminal conspiracy case was registered for smuggling the RDX, were connected to the twin explosions and the Mecca Masjid blast.