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Visiting card links blasts case to UP

Lucknow, May 16
Even as the special team of Uttar Pradesh’s Anti Terrorist Squad on Friday returned from Jaipur after studying the serial blasts case, the recovery of a visiting card from an abandoned car near Jaipur railway station has again linked the blast to the State.

The eight-member team of the ATS returned to Lucknow on Friday after staying in Jaipur for two days to study and assist the Rajasthan police in breaking the case.

According to reports, a visiting card bearing the name Afzal with a Lucknow address was recovered late Thursday from an abandoned Esteem car near the pink city’s railway station.

When the police enquired with Lucknow authorities about the address, it was found that Afzal had given his neighbour’s address in his visiting card. Afzal had stayed with his family for about one year in Hassanganj area and had left the area five months back.

On the back of the visiting card was written “Jinda rahe to phir milenge”.

Refusing to elaborate further, the police in Lucknow said the matter was still being investigated.

When media persons went to the house in Hassanganj where Afzal stayed, house owner Asif said he used to sell Kashmiri shawls in the nearby areas and lived along with the family. He had left the house five months back and they do not know anything about it. — UNI



Man claims to have seen Jaipur suspect

Jaipur, May 16
A restaurant owner from Udaipur is being questioned by police after he claimed to have seen one of the suspected terrorists, whose sketch was released, along with a woman two days ahead of Tuesday’s serial blasts here.

Meanwhile, eight Bangladeshis were detained in Ajmer in connection with the blasts.

The owner of Samor Bagh restaurant in Udaipur, Kamal Joshi told the police on Friday that a person resembling the sketch, released last night, was seen in his restaurant on Sunday evening.

He said that the man was accompanied by a young woman and both of them came to the restaurant at about 4 pm on Sunday.

The woman entered the restaurant wearing a saree but changed into a salwar kameez before leaving with the man, Joshi said, according to the police. They did not take anything in the restaurant, he said.

The in-charge of Surajpole police station Himmat Singh said investigations were on to check the movement of the duo in the town.

Rajasthan Police has also detained eight Bangladeshis near the famous Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer after they were found to be moving under suspicious circumstances. All the eight are being questioned, Superintendent of Police (Ajmer) Anand Srivastava said. — PTI



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