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Don't broadcast CCTV footage of Pune blast: Court

February 25, 2010 11:37 IST

A Pune court has prohibited the broadcast of CCTV footage of the blast at German Bakery on February 13, to protect witnesses and ensure unhindered investigation.

The court issued its directive on an application filed by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said. The order also applies to the CCTV footage from the five-star hotel adjacent to the site of the blast, he said.

The toll due to the Pune blast has risen to 16.

Singh said the police have been receiving a lot of letters of doubtful credibility, claiming responsibility for the Pune blast, and two of them were purportedly sent by 'SIMI International' and 'Mujaheedin Islamic Muslim Front'.

The letters cannot be treated as genuine, but the police are trying to verify their source, he said. Since the German Bakery blast, police have been getting many hoax calls too, Singh added. 

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