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Police raids Atif's home in Uttar Pradesh

September 23, 2008 11:16 IST

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A joint team of the Delhi [Images] police and Uttar Pradesh [Images] Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday conducted searches in the Delhi serial blasts main accused Atif's native village in Azamgarh district, official sources said.

The team reached Sanjarpur area in Saraimeer village in the early hours and questioned relatives and conducted searches to find clues relating to the blast case, ATS sources said. The team, sources said, has succeeded in tracing a bank account of Atif in Pawai branch of a nationalised bank through which transactions of over Rs 3 crore were done in the last six months.

The bank manager will also be questioned besides relatives of the accused, they said.

A chopper was also flown from Lucknow to Azamgarh to facilitate arrest, if any, so that those nabbed could be flown to Delhi or Lucknow, they said.

ATS sources said the Delhi police had got some leads during interrogation of those arrested after an encounter in the capital on Friday about the links of terrorists in Azamgarh.

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