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Maharashtra police obtain CCTV footage of Pune blast site

February 14, 2010 21:57 IST

Maharashtra police on Sunday said it has obtained the CCTV footage of the frontal area of the German bakery at the time of the blast, which killed nine persons, including two foreign nationals, and injured 60.

Close circuit television of a five star hotel 'O' had captured frontal open area visuals of German bakery during the blast and Anti-Terrorist Squad has taken the possession of the footage, said Inspector General (Law & Order) Rashmi Shukla.

"The bakery has no CCTVs. The hotel, which has CCTVs, is located opposite the bakery. The ATS is now analysing the footage," she said but refused to reveal the length and contents of the footage.

Under the supervision of state police chief A N Roy and state anti-terrorism squad chief K P Raghuvanshi, four separate ATS teams headed by DIG (ATS) Ravindra Kadam have been formed to speed up the probe.

"These teams have been formed to look into different aspects of the investigation," she said.

Asked if any team had gone out of Maharashtra as part of its probe, Shukla refused to comment but the sources said one team has left for other states.

Forensic report to establish the nature of explosives used in the blast was awaited, Shukla said. Policemen have been asked to remain alert and security at vital installations, religious places, commercial and industrial establishments has been beefed up.

The establishments belonging to United States and Israel have been given added protection. To a query, Shukla denied that there were leads to indicate that the blast was targeted at foreigners.

She said the accused in the blast case were booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Indian Explosive Act, Arms Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in Bund garden police station in Pune.

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