New Delhi/Lucknow: The
National Investigating Agency (NIA) and Uttar Pradesh Anti
Terrorist Squad (ATS) are on the trail of two
youths who, the two agencies suspect, had triggered the blast at
Sheetla Ghat in Varanasi on Dec.7, 2010.
agencies have reportedly also identified the two youths, who keep
on changing their hideouts.
The NIA decided to work jointly with
the UP ATS after they got some clues that indicated the same group
which was behind the Varanasi blasts could be involved in Sept.7
attack at the Delhi High Court.
Sources said the NIA and the ATS
have identified one suspect, who is apparently seen in a video
footage planting the bomb on the stairs at Sheetla Ghat in
The agencies have also got a clue about an associate of
the prime suspect. While the ATS is not ready to divulge details,
both the suspects are said to belong to UP.
Meanwhile, three years after a crude bomb exploded at a flower market in Mehrauli,
police have found similarities between the explosive used in the
blast and one found outside the Delhi High Court on May 25.
the bomb outside the court failed to explode, the one in Mehrauli
had killed 3 people.
Neither of the cases have been
“An analysis of explosives found in both the cases has showed that
they were similar in nature. In both the cases ammonium nitrate
and fuel oil was used to trigger the blast. No timers were found
in both the bombs,” said a senior police officer.
On Sept. 27,
2008, a bomb had exploded at the busy flower market in Mehrauli, a
few metres away from a mosque, killing three people and injuring
The explosive found outside the High Court on May 25
this year was also wrapped in a polythene bag and placed under a
Ford Figo car near Gate number 7.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
had denied that these explosives were related to any terrorist