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Malegaon blast: More armymen under scanner

November 06, 2008 23:22 IST

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The Anti Terrorist Squad of Mumbai Police and sleuths of intelligence agencies are also trying to find the laptop of arrested Lt Col Srikant P Purohit, which had gone missing since October 29, the day the accused was transferred to Mumbai for assisting the investigations.

The laptop could throw further light on the conspiracy behind the blast that took place in the communally-sensitive town of Maharashtra on September 29 killing six persons, sources said.

It could not be officially confirmed whether an ATS team from Maharashtra is in the national capital for further probe and seek the army's help in solving the missing links in the case.

Purohit was working with the Army Liaison Cell, a front of Military Intelligence, and was learning Chinese and Arabic in Panchmari in Madhya Pradesh [Images].




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