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4th Day of Attack: 4 Mails, 4 Detained in Jammu; But No Specific Lead

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

New Delhi: Seventy-two hours have passed since terror struck the Delhi High court but 4 days later, no specific leads have been made by the Delhi police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Four people were detained in Kistwar region of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) last night and were questioned in connection to the terror e-mail sent on the day of the blast from a cybercafe in Kishtwar.

With three more such emails surfacing, the National Investigating Agency is now probing the email trail and checking their authenticity.

Investigators are still groping for a breakthrough even as Home Minister P Chidambaram yesterday said there were “promising” leads” in the probe while a fourth email warned of a major terror attack in Ahmedabad.

On a day two more emails purportedly sent by Indian Mujahideen were received by Delhi Police and media houses, Chidambaram did not rule out cross-border connection, saying, “at this moment, every organisation is suspect” and he was “keeping fingers crossed till we have evidence”.

The IM claiming responsibility for Wednesday’s blast that left 13 dead and 88 injured, also warned the Government of another attack “that will be so cruel that you people will not be able to forget it” for decades.

“…and if you are willing to know the next attack, it is 1,8,5,13,4,1,2,1,4 till you come to know what it stands for the next blast will be done. If you have any questions because we don’t have time for anything,” the sources said, quoting the e-mail.

The email received by Delhi Police headquarters is claimed to have bounced from various Internet gateways with the server finally traced to Moscow, official sources said.

A fourth email sent to media houses by Indian Mujahideen’s “Chotoo” warned of a major terror attack in a “crowded” place in Ahmedabad.

A person, suspected of sending e-mail immediately after the blast, has been taken in for questioning in Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir. “We have to wait for that report to come,” Chidambaram said.

Amid concerns over security in the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stepped in and directed urgent steps to beef up protective measures in the complex.

He asked Chidambaram and Law Minister Salman Khurshid to call on Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia and take “urgent steps” to further strengthen the security arrangements.

(With agencies inputs)

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