“We know where leads are going” in Varanasi case

Updated - October 17, 2016 12:34 pm IST

Published - December 10, 2010 01:48 am IST - BRUSSELS:

All the dots in the Varanasi blast case have yet to be connected and the forensics have been made difficult by the stampede that followed the low intensity explosions on the ghats of the Ganga on Tuesday night.

Officials here for the India-European Union Summit said that although the Indian Mujahideen (which has claimed responsibility for blasts) had been contained, clearly a “rump” was still active and it had “limited capacity.”

As for any direct link to Pakistan's Lashkar-e Taiba, the jury is still out with the officials saying they would rather wait for some concrete evidence than jump to any conclusion.

“We think we know where the leads are going … some people have already been taken in for questioning … somebody's unprotected network was used by the IM to send the emails claiming to be behind it,” official sources said.

It was reiterated here that in February this year and again in September-October intelligence on vulnerability of the ghats was brought to the notice of the Uttar Pradesh government.

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