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Two held on charges of planting bombs in Surat

August 27, 2008 13:25 IST

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The city police have got a major breakthrough in the case of planting of 25 bombs in Surat [Images] with the arrest of two persons, police officials said.

"We have arrested two persons -- Tanveer Pathan and Zahir Patel -- both residents of Surat, for planting the bombs in the city," they said.

The police found as many as 25 bombs and two cars laden with explosives from the city in the last week of July after the Ahmedabad [Images] serial blasts.

Bombs were predominantly found from the densely populated Varacha region where majority of the diamond cutting and polishing units are situated. Some of the bombs were found hanging on a tree and hoardings.

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