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Varanasi blast: father, son questioned over email

People look on as police officers inspect the site of an explosion that rocked the Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi on Tuesday. A father-son duo were questioned regarding a mail which was sent by the Indian Mujahideen claiming responsibility for the blast. Photo: PTI

People look on as police officers inspect the site of an explosion that rocked the Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi on Tuesday. A father-son duo were questioned regarding a mail which was sent by the Indian Mujahideen claiming responsibility for the blast. Photo: PTI  

A father-son duo were picked up for questioning here in connection with the email sent by banned terror group Indian Mujahideen to several media houses claiming responsibility for the Varanasi blast.

The terror mail, traced to a residential complex in Navi Mumbai, had claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s blast at a crowded bathing ghat in Varanasi that left a child dead and 37 others injured.

The five-page e-mail sent by the Indian Mujahideen has been sent using an unsecured WiFi of Airtel Broadband of the two, official sources said.

The two were questioned and later released, they said.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal told PTI that the e-mail has been traced to Navi Mumbai and the police of that area and Mumbai Police were coordinating to trace the culprits.

Terrorists of Indian Mujahideen have been using unsecured WiFi connections for sending mails to media houses within minutes of blasts taking place.

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