New Delhi: A day after a press conference by the Maharashtra ATS chief sparked off a controversy over a possible rift with the Delhi Police over the 13/7 Mumbai blasts probe, the Ministry of Home Affairs came out to bury the hatchet. Home Secretary RK Singh said on Tuesday that although the suspect arrested (Naqee Ahmed) may have been a Delhi Police informer, it did not rule out his involvement in the blasts.
"I am happy that the ATS has cracked the case. Naqee was a Delhi Police informer. But that doesnt preclude him from being a bomber," said Singh.
After playing referee between the Delhi Police and the ATS for the last few days, it seems the MHA has finally decided to go with the ATS version of the 13/7 blasts.
Meanwhile, Naqee's family in Delhi said Naqee had gone to Mumbai with the Delhi Polices Special Cell to assist them in their investigations into the case....more
11:34 PM, Jan 24, 2012
Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray launched a fresh attack on north Indians, singling out the arrest of terrorists from Bihar, in the 13/7 serial blasts case. "I have been saying that due to influx of north Indians, terror activities are on the rise. The arrest of terrorists hailing from Bihar yesterday, in the 13/7 serial blasts case, has confirmed my claim," Raj told reporters in Mumbai. "The...
06:04 PM, Jan 24, 2012
New Delhi: Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Tuesday admitted that there were coordination problems between Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Delhi Police, saying that one of the two arrested in the 13/7 Mumbai blasts case is a police informer. Congratulating Maharashtra ATS for cracking the case, Singh said that Naqee Ahmed Sheikh, who is one of the arrested in the blast case, was being used by the IB and...
03:25 PM, Jan 24, 2012
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Monday claimed to have cracked the July 13 triple blasts in Mumbai that rocked the areas of Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar last year. Two people were arrested for the blasts that claimed 27 lives. However, the hunt for the elusive mastermind - Yasin Bhatkal, a top IM operative - still continues. ATS chief Rakesh Maria said after the arrest, "We have...
11:09 PM, Jan 23, 2012