Fair
9°CWed :Partly Cloudy. High: 16 Low: 3

‘Bicycle used in Hyderabad blasts was assembled’

'Bicycle used in Hyderabad blasts was assembled'

Hyderabad: While investigating agencies are still groping in the dark for more leads to crack the last month’s twin blasts in Hyderabad, it was reported on Monday that the bicycle used in the incident was assembled by the terrorists.

The local investigators claim that the bicycle used in the blast was not purchased from one agency so as to mislead the investigators after the blasts.

The Andhra Pradesh police yesterday released sketches of one of the bicycles that are believed to have been used in the twin bomb blasts in Dilsukhnagar last month, which killed 17 and had injured more than 100 people.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner Dwaraka Tirumala Rao, who released the sketches of a damaged bicycle, said, “Since the rear portion of the bicycle is totally damaged and only its front portion is available, it can be concluded that the explosive charge had been fixed on the bicycle’s carriage.”

The bicycle’s damaged parts that were found in front of the Anand Tiffin Centre at Konark Theatre revealed that it was assembled with parts of bicycles manufactured by different companies.

“The bicycle’s main frame, handle bar, bumpers and fork belonged to Atlas Company, while the front rim was manufactured by Usha,” Rao said.

Giving further details of the bicycle, the top cop said that the front tyre was manufactured by a company called Ganga in April last year, while its front tube is Gamra (Ganga) which was manufactured in October last year. The bicycle’s chain was a heavy duty ‘KW’, made in England. It was learnt that this product was available in the market three years ago, but became unavailable later, due to its high cost, Rao said.

It was presumed that offenders behind the blasts might have taken shelter in rented houses for about one or two months before the blast of February 21, he said.

A thorough examination revealed that the bicycle’s upper and bottom fork cups were replaced recently with ‘BM’ make cups and these were not fixed properly, probably due to lack of expertise, he said.

Appealing to the public, especially second hand bicycle vendors and housing rental agents to pass on information to help the police solve the case, the police commissioner said that suitable rewards would be given to the informant, keeping his or her identity strictly confidential.

He said that the parts of the bicycles might have been purchased a week before the blasts.

He said that those who provide information need not get scared, since they would be treated as witnesses, urging rental brokers and house owners to come forward to disclose information at this juncture of the investigation.

In the event of the offenders being arrested, those found to have concealed crucial information related to the blasts would face appropriate action, he said.

 

Top Stories

227436-priyanka

Priyanka Gandhi denies reports that she wished to contest against Narendra Modi

April-23-2014
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, presently managing the campaign for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and Rae Bareli, was reportedly willing
money300

Black money may account for 1/3rd of Rs 30k Cr poll expenses

April-22-2014
New Delhi: As general elections draw closer, ‘unaccounted money’ may account for over tierce of total Rs 30,000 large integer calculable to
MalaysiaAirlinesPlaneTakeOff_large

Malaysia to issue death certificates in missing plane

April-22-2014
The Malaysian government can issue death certificates for passengers of missing Flight MH370 and supply monetary help to families still hanging onto
nexux

Google engaged on a budget Nexus smartphone

April-22-2014
Google has been in the news since last number of years for engaged on a budget Nexus smartphone. However, the items haven’t
fdf1cd30-c9db-11e3-9371-91f8250ebe24_IMG_8573

Bollywood celebrities support AAP

April-22-2014
  Bollywood celebrities support AAP After fielding screenland candidates like Gul Panag, Jaaved Jaffrey and Jaspinder Narula from various Lok Sabha constituencies,
muslim-s2

In geographical area, Muslims bitter but see few choices on the far side Cong

April-22-2014
In Maharashtra muslims are also sad regarding the means within which the state has “illegally detained” kids in terror cases. Muslims kind