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Blasts: help sought from J&K, Punjab police
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 31
The Delhi Police today sought help from the police and intelligence agencies in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir for clues about those persons behind the blasts in the Capital.

The police claimed that it had prepared a rough sketch of the suspect who had planted timer bomb in a DTC bus in the Govind Puri area. “It was an electronic timer that was used in the bomb blast that took place in the DTC bus in Govind Puri,” said the Joint Commissioner of Police, Special Cell, Mr Karnal Singh, adding, that “We are not sure which device was used in other two blasts. The CFSL report is yet to be received and, thereafter, only we would be able to specify the device and the nature of blast.”

He said: “Before releasing the sketch, we would like to make sure that it is accurate and for this purpose, we have sought help from the other passengers of the bus who were travelling at the time of the incident.”

Meanwhile, the Centre has asked all states to review the security situation in wake of the blasts. It announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone offering information about the culprits.

The police has also started conducting raids on many places, including hotels and guest houses in Old and South Delhi, but no one has been detained so far.

Meanwhile, the police today put the toll at 59. Nearly 70 of the more than 200 injured have been discharged from hospitals. The police are yet to identify 10 bodies lying in different hospitals. The government announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh for the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those who had lost their limbs. The cost of treatment would be borne by the government.


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