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Hyderabad blasts: Two-time terror attack survivor Abdul Mirza not a suspect, says police

Press Trust of India
Feb 23, 2013 at 01:10pm IST

Hyderabad: Abdul Wasey Mirza, a 23-year-old unemployed youth who became the victim of a terror attack for the second time on Thursday during the Dilsukh Nagar twin blasts, has been questioned by police which is not treating him as a suspect. "As part of the investigations we only recorded his statement as a witness along with others," Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma told PTI on Hyderabad. When asked if Wasey was being treated as a suspect in the case, he said, "Nothing like that."

A section of the media claimed that Wasey's role in the twin bomb blasts was being suspected and that he was "grilled" by police. Wasey sustained severe injuries in the Mecca Masjid blast in May 2007 and it was a quirk of fate that he suffered injuries in the Dilsukh Nagar blast as well. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Yashoda Hospital at Malakpet here.

Both Cyberabad and Hyderabad police have questioned some local youths to obtain clues in the blasts case. "Media reports that we have detained some persons are totally baseless. We only called some people for questioning, which is a normal investigating procedure," a top police official said.

Hyderabad blasts: Two-time terror attack survivor quizzed

A section of the media had claimed that Abdul Mirza's role in the twin bomb blasts was under suspicion and that he was 'grilled' by police.

Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency, meanwhile, obtained details about persons lodged in the Chanchalguda jail here with suspected terror links. Informed sources said the NIA men also questioned some of those persons to establish possible links to the twin blasts case.

Cyberabad and Hyderabad police have gone through the video footage captured by closed-circuit cameras at the Dilsukh Nagar bus stand. "We are still analysing the details," the police official said. On Thursday night, terror struck Hyderabad when two near simultaneous bomb blasts rocked the crowded Dilsukh Nagar area leaving 16 dead and about 120 people injured.

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