Possibility of human bomb not ruled out in Mumbai blasts: Bansal

09:10, July 15, 2011      

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A day after three blasts ripped Central and South Mumbai, U.K. Bansal, Indian Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry, said that Mumbai Police are carrying out investigations on the fact that a body was recovered with wires.

He said there could be a possibility that he was very near to the explosives or there could be a possibility that he was the human bomb as well.

Bansal said most of the bodies have been identified and added that "some bodies have been severed and police is in the process of identifying them".

On being asked which terror outfit is behind the serial blasts he said, "Can't say who is behind the blast as all are being considered suspects. We don't have any specific leads against any particular organizations. It's not a blind investigation."

"The forensic results have reached Mumbai Police and they are also investigating on the similarities from the past," Bansal said.

"Indian Mujahideen suspects who were arrested few days back are being investigated on the lines of getting some information from them. There was no intelligence information on this," he added.

Meanwhile, Rakesh Maria, Chief of Anti Terrorist Squad, Maharashtra, Thursday said that samples have been taken from blast sites and huge amount of debris are being sifted through for evidences.

Maria also said, "prima facie it appears to be a timer device in the blast."

He also mentioned that investigators were talking to the injured and eye witnesses to get a clear picture of what happened and have got Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage from all the three locations.

"Police officials are going through the CCTV footages, its a long drawn process to go through the footage", Maria said.

He said Anti-Terrorism Squad is taking over the investigation of these cases and three offences have been registered at respective police stations.

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