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ATS grills LeT men about Bengaluru blasts

September 09, 2010 17:01 IST

Nothing substantial was found about the role of two alleged Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives in the Bengaluru twin blasts after their questioning, the Anti-Terrorism Squad said on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the ATS arrested Mirza Himayat Baig, 29, who allegedly heads the LeT's operations in Maharashtra, from Pune and his aide Shaikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain alias Bilal, 27, from Nashik.

While Baig was held for the Pune blast, Shaikh, who was constantly in touch with him and provided him logistical support, was held under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the ATS said.

"We suspect the role of the duo in the Bengaluru blasts as well. We questioned them regarding these blasts too," a senior ATS official said.

"But as of now, nothing substantial was found to link them in these blasts. Our focus now is to know the operations of the LeT and its network in the country," the official said.

Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium was rocked by two low-intensity bomb blasts on April 17, just an hour before the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers was scheduled to start. Eleven people were injured in the blast.

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