You are here: Rediff Home » India » News » PTI
Search: The Web
  Discuss this Article   |      Email this Article   |      Print this Article

Hyderabad: Live bomb recovered, defused
Get news updates:What's this?
August 25, 2007 23:47 IST

Hours after the twin blasts on Saturday evening, the Hyderabad police recovered a live bomb from Dilsukhnagar area and defused it in time, averting another tragedy.

The bomb was planted underneath a foot-over-bridge with a timer set for 9.30 pm, police sources said.

The near-simultaneous blasts at Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat Bhandar were triggered by cell-phone timers, City Police Commissioner Balwinder Singh told reporters.

So far, 11 bodies have been identified and five of them are women. One of the deceased was a house surgeon of Osmania Medical College who hailed from Prakasam district.

Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu [Images] alleged the incidents were a result of intelligence failure.

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders M Venkaiah Naidu and B Dattatreya strongly condemned the incident and said it was time for the governments to act tough against foreign terrorist groups.

They accused the Congress government of adopting a soft approach towards terror groups which have been targeting the city.

State secretary of Communist Party of India-Marxist B V Raghavulu said the blasts appeared to be a pre-planned terror attack.

© Copyright 2007 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
 Email this Article      Print this Article

© 2007 India Limited. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Feedback