IM a suspect in Bangalore blasts:Sources

IM a suspect in Bangalore blasts:Sources

: Sniffer dogs and police personnel keep vigil of the Chinnaswamy stadium, a venue for the ongoing IPL T20 Championship, after two crude bombs were found near it, in Bangalore on Sunday

Union Home Ministry sources said the kind of material used and the modus operandi pointed to involvement of IM in the twin explosions near a packed Chinaswamy cricket stadium on Saturday. 15 persons were injured in the incident.

The Centre meanwhile pulled up the Karnataka police for its failure in detecting the remaining three bombs.The sources said the mechanism of using loosely-packed ammonium nitrate with engine oil and ball bearings had been adopted by the IM in earlier blasts that shook the country between 2005 and 2009.

The aim of perpetrators was to create a panic situation by blowing off the generator station and bring the cricket stadium into darkness to create panic to lead to stampede, the sources said.

Bangalore has been on the target of IM for long and a series of bomb blasts had taken place in September last year . In a related development, the Bangalore Police has been pulled up by the Centre for its inability to detect the remaining three bombs which were also planted in the vicinity of the stadium.

Though the police claimed to have pressed its dog squad and bomb disposal squad into service before giving a go ahead for the cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, sources said three bombs were recovered by Central forensic team which had arrived from  Delhi.

The bombs were of higher intensity and could have resulted in a major damage, if another explosion had taken place.Senior officials of the Home Ministry said these bombs were not concealed properly and could be detected easily if proper procedures had been followed.Bangalore Commissioner of Police Shankar Bidari was not immediately available for comment.

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