Delhi blast emails spread confusion

Four mails claiming responsibility received

Escalating the problems for the investigators, led by National Investigating Agency (NIA), a series of emails claiming responsibility for the blast has further made the situation complex.

Union Home Secretary R K Singh said that it wasn’t necessary that the emails claiming responsibility for the blast were sent by the actual perpetrators.

“We are not dismissing receiving the e-mails... At the same time, we are not saying that these e-mails have been necessarily sent by those people responsible for it (blast),” Singh told reporters. “It could be other people who, when they heard about the blast, sent these e-mails,” he added.

Of the total four emails claiming responsibility for the explosion, first was sent on the day of the blast from a cyber cafe in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir. It said  that the blast was the handiwork of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), the second and the fourth emails were sent from the id chotoominani5@gmail.com and said that Indian Mujahideen was behind the attack.

The third email was sent to Delhi Police on September 9 also warned of an attack in Ahmedabad. After the email warning, Gujarat has been put on high alert.

Meanwhile, a college student arrested from Kishtwar for sending the first email was interrogated by a joint team of police, NIA and cyber experts led by Deputy Inspector General (Kishtwar-Doda-Ramban range) Muneesh Sinha.

However, the parents of the student, identified as Sohaib, claimed that their son was innocent and “not involved at all” in the terror attack.

Two men - Abdul Gani, 45, and Miyan Ahemad, 35, hailing from Anantnag district in Kashmir were detained in Alwar district of Rajasthan on Friday evening after some people reported that their faces resembled the sketches of the blast suspects released by Delhi Police. However, after the interrogation Rajasthan Police officials said they were not involved in any terror activity.

In Mumbai, two persons were detained and questioned in connection with the Delhi High Court bomb blast, but were allowed to go later.

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