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Bangladeshi national key suspect in H'bad blasts
Syed Amin Jafri in Hyderabad | September 05, 2007 17:13 IST
Last Updated: September 05, 2007 17:19 IST
The Hyderabad police have made considerable progress in the investigations of the twin bomb blasts on August 25, which claimed 42 lives.
The police suspect that Bilal was the mastermind behind the Mecca Masjid bomb blast on May 18 and the subsequent twin blasts. The police have also found clues pointing to Rizwan Ghazi, a Bangladeshi youth, who allegedly planted the bomb at Lumbini Park.
During a raid on Rizwan's rented house at Kishanbagh near Bahadurpura on Tuesday night, the police found a telephone diary with a list of phone numbers in Bangladesh, a photograph and other incriminating material. According to the police, Rizwan's photograph had a striking resemblance to the sketch of the Lumbini Park suspect.
Rizwan's sister Shafia Rafsanjani, who was arrested by the Charminar police on September 1 when she tried to circulate a fake Rs 1,000 note at a Lad Bazar shop, had obtained a ration card, a driving license and a PAN card with the same address.
During interrogation, she told the police that her family hailed from South Bakulia in Chittagong district of Bangladesh and she was a student in a Vellore college.
In another development, the police conducted a raid at Jadcherla in Mahbubnagar district on Tuesday and seized a huge consignment of ammonium nitrate. The police team also arrested one Santosh Reddy for illegal trading in explosives.
Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a godown in Nimmagadda bavi and found 63 bags packed with ammonium nitrate.Each bag contained 45 kg of ammonium nitrate, totaling over 2.8 tonnes. Incidentally, ammonium nitrate was used to set off the twin blasts in Hyderabad.