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  Metros   Mumbai  10 Oct 2018  Day after crude bomb blast, cops probe motive

Day after crude bomb blast, cops probe motive

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 10, 2018, 1:55 am IST
Updated : Oct 10, 2018, 1:55 am IST

The investigators said that the bombs were kept ready for use when they allegedly malfunctioned and exploded.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Mumbai: A day after two persons were arrested in connection with a crude bomb explosion, the investigators said that the bombs were possibly meant for digging pits at the construction site where the duo worked. The investigators said that the bombs were kept ready for use when they allegedly malfunctioned and exploded.

The Mumbai crime branch arrested two persons, including a minor, after their test for making a crude bomb failed and they sustained injuries in the explosion on Sunday. The officials said that they were still verifying the purpose of this trial that was conducted inside a shanty located at Antop Hill. The incident came to light after there was a loud noise and the police was informed about the same.

 

The arrested accused include Azrul Shaikh (22) and his juvenile friend who work as labourers at a construction site. The duo experimented by trying to stuff the powder extracted from a sutli bomb (type of firecracker) mixed with sharp objects such as glass and nails. While Shaikh was injured in the explosion, the minor escaped without many injuries.

Owing to the quantity of powder, the noise was loud. Unit 4 of the Mumbai crime branch is probing the case.

 “A team will also go to the duo’s native place in West Bengal to verify their antecedents. At the moment, we have not found any criminal cases registered against them here,” said a crime branch officer.

 

The Antop Hill police has registered a case against the duo and sent them to seven days’ custody for further investigation.Day after crude bomb explosion, police probing motive.

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