ATS claims 'good' leads from suspect's sketch
Posted on: 02:55 AM IST Jul 21, 2011
Mumbai: Claiming it has got "very good" leads from the sketch of the suspect of July 13 serial blasts, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday indicated that the suspect hails either from central or northern parts of the country even as the agency has scanned a whopping one lakh phone calls for any clue.
"We have got very good leads from the sketch of the suspect. We have information that the suspect is from either central or northern parts of the country. That is the reason why we have spread our teams in these areas to trace the suspect," said a senior ATS official.
Teams of Maharashtra ATS and Mumbai Crime branch had fanned out to various states including Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Gujarat in a bid to get "solid leads" in the case, he said.
The suspect was allegedly involved in the blast at Zaveri Bazaar.
Twenty people were killed and over 130 injured in the triple blasts at Dadar, Zaveri Bazaar and Opera House on July 13.
The sketch was circulated only to select investigators, who are part of the 12 core teams formed to probe the blasts, besides a few top informers.
The ATS has so far verified records of over one lakh phone calls, the official said, adding some numbers are under scanner.