boy among bomb-makers!
By Sahil Makkar
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Police may have neutralised
one of the "masterminds" of the bombings in the
capital last Saturday but what police are worried about are
the whereabouts of eight more terrorists, including a 10-year-old
boy, who are on the run and who apparently assembled the bombs
detonated in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Hyderabad.
"A 10-year-old boy was among those 10 people who designed,
planned and assembled bombs that went off on Sep 13 in Delhi,
July 26 in Ahmedabad, May 13 in Jaipur and Aug 25, 2007 in
Lumbani Park in Hyderabad," a top official of Delhi Police,
involved in investigation of the explosions, told IANS.
"The boy was with the terrorist group of the Indian Mujahideen
led by Atiq that travelled to Ahmedabad three days before
the blasts and assembled bombs there on the direction of Abdul
Subhan Qureshi alias Taqueer," the official added, pleading
The official said there was not much information about the
boy and his family. "We don't much know how this boy
got involved with terrorists. First we don't have any substantial
information on Indian Mujahideen and now involvement of this
boy has raised alarms among other security agencies as well."
"We also cannot say how many more children are part of
the Indian Mujahideen," the officer added.
According to police officials, the group stayed at the house
of one of the SIMI (the banned Student Islamic Movement of
India) activists Imran, who was later arrested by the Gujarat
police for the Ahmedabad serial blasts that killed at least
56 people and injured over 150.
"Before the bombs went off in Ahmedabad the entire group
boarded the Rajdhani (Express) train back to Delhi at 4.45
p.m. the same day. They all were seated in the second air-conditioned
coach," said another top official, showing copies of
the duplicate train tickets.
"The group returned to Delhi but this time they were
accompanied by two more people - one from Indore and the other
from western Uttar Pradesh," the senior official told
The two, said to be expert car thieves, had stolen Maruti
Suzuki Wagon R cars in which the explosives were packed and
kept in two hospitals in Ahmedabad.
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