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Cops hunt for Mithun Chakraborthy, the bomber
Vicky Nanjappa | November 12, 2008 13:18 IST
Even as the plot into the Malegaon blasts thickens, the name of a mystery man called Mithun Chakraborthy has surfaced yet again. This name first cropped up during the investigations into the Nanded blasts of 2006, but in due course the matter fizzled out.
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Investigating agencies say Mithun Chakraborthy could be a pseudo name used by one of the operatives in order to carry out attacks. Himanshu, one of the accused in the Nanded blasts, said during his interrogation that a person by the name Mithun Chakraborthy had imparted training in preparation of explosives.
Although the matter fizzled out later, this issue has cropped up once again with the ATS cracking down on the Malegaon blasts case.
While the ATS says that the plot into the Malegaon case is getting deeper by the day, at the moment they are also probing into the local angle behind the blasts. A team of police officials will be visiting Malegaon to find out the names of the local members who could have provided support to the persons who carried out the blasts.
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