The Delhi Police on Thursday recovered 3 kg of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) inside a sack in Delhi’s old Seemapuri. The explosive things were later defused while the owner of the house and a property dealer were being interrogated by the police.
As per the police sources, the suspects had rented an apartment in the north-eastern part of Delhi using fake documents. Furthermore, the owner of the property didn’t do police verification before renting his place to the suspects.
The proprietor of the apartment is a worker for hire named Qasim. He had rented the second floor of the building through a property seller named Shakil. It was taken by a person, but three more men moved there 10 days ago. All of them fled before the police reached there.
The Delhi Police Special Cell had captured several dozen suspicious phone calls that led them to the spot.
The Special Cell has recognized the suspects and has also obtained their photos. It isn’t yet known where these men are from. The police suspect they could be part of a sleeper cell or part of a larger conspiracy.
With this explosive having similarity with the one recovered from the Ghazipur flower market in front of Republic Day last month, the police accept that both these cases may be connected to the same people.
The case is also suspected to be related to a massive bomb blast in car parking at Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu on January 29. The traces that the Forensic Science Laboratory team had recovered from the car bomb math the IED found in the Ghazipur case. The IED found on Thursday in Seemapuri could be linked to this chain of events