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Feb 25, 2013 at 12:07pm IST

Student arrested from Gujarat for sending fake e-mail, probe spreads to other states

Hyderabad: A 23-year-old engineering student was arrested on Sunday from Kheda in Gujarat for allegedly sending a fake e-mail in the name of his former friend and her relatives to some electronic media houses. The e-mail claimed responsibility for the twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad last week. According to local police, the student, who appears to be mentally unstable, had even tried to implicate his friend and her family in the 2010 Pune German bakery bomb blast case as well through the e-mail.

A complaint has been registered against him while further investigations are on. The police say that the student had a fallout with his friend and the e-mail was his way of taking revenge.

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Meanwhile, four days since the blasts, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is questioning 12 men arrested in Bangalore, believed to be members of the Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said that forensic evidence is being examined. Sources say the cycles and ammonium nitrate used in the blasts were procured locally.

But the probe is spreading to other states too. A few people have been detained and are being questioned in Bihar as well.

Sixteen people had died in the blasts and over a 100 were injured. On Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited some of the injured in hospitals and promised maximum support to the state government to deal with the crisis.