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Judiciary targeted in Delhi high court blast

By Vicky Nanjappa
September 07, 2011 10:59 IST
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The Delhi high court has yet again come under attack for the second time in just four months. On May 25, a low intensity blast had rocked the high court.

Although there have been no specific intelligence inputs, there were enough warning signals to show that the judiciary was on the radar of miscreants, said a source in the Intelligence Bureau.

"It is too early to call this is a terror attack," said the source, adding, "It appears to be the job of some miscreants, but we are still investigating."

Last time round, the bomb was kept near a lawyer's car in a plastic bag. That blast was low intensity, since no one was seriously injured. This one too appears to be a low intensity blast, and the modus operandi for now looks like it is the job of some miscreants," he said.

Investigations into the May blast have been inconclusive so far. The police had at that point said that it was the job of sympathisers involved in the Batla House encounter.

At the moment, the police are busy securing the area, and say that it is too early to come to any sort of conclusion. The IB too says there has been a peculiar pattern in which blasts have been taking place and there are several fringe elements on the loose capable of carrying out such attacks.

Considering that the blast has taken place outside a court, there are two angles that will come under the scanner. The first would point towards someone who is upset with the judiciary, or someone has had a case lodged there.

The other obvious angle would be terror, and by carrying out a blast outside the court a message is being sent out regarding the various cases being tried against some of the accused of both the Students Islamic Movement of India and the Indian Mujahideen.

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