Hyderabad, Feb 22 (TruthDive): A report said that the twin bomb blasts that rocked the city of Hyderabad on Thursday killing at least 17 people and injuring more than 100, was suspected to be masterminded by the Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal with the help of IM operative Yasin Bhatkal.
Wires of the CCTV camera installed near the blast site were found to be fused at least four days before the incident. The first blast which took place around 7 pm near a tiffin centre opposite Venkatadri theatre and the second near Konark theatre was suspected to be planned and executed for taking revenge for the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
An alert has been sounded all over the country for the next two-three days. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde who is expected to address both Houses of Parliament on Hyderabad twin blasts, drove to Dilsukhnagar and inspected the blasts scene along with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and few others.
In the wake of the twin blast, Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu has cancelled his padayatra. A law and order meeting was also conducted by the state government at 12:30 am. A senior police officer was quoted saying iron nails were found at both the sites and also added that ammonium nitrate seemed to be mixed with the explosives.
After the Hyderabad terror attack, police force were put to great difficulties thinking about how to deal with the phenomenon of home-grown terror networks which have been in place for years now.
Meanwhile, condemning the terror attack, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday tweeted and expressed his sympathy with the people of Hyderabad. United States in a statement offered assistance in investigation if requested by the Indian government.
Earlier in 2002, a similar blast occurred near Saibaba temple in which two persons were killed. State BJP unit has called for a state-wide bandh on Friday to protest against the twin blasts, said G Kishen Reddy.
Sources said that the explosion was intended to blast the Sai Baba temple in Hyderabad.