Hyderabad blasts: Probe yet to find the kind of timer used for blasts
In the past, the timer devices used in bombs have given clues on the groups involved. In August 2007 twin blasts in Hyderabad, a failed bomb under a pedestrian overbridge in Dilsukhnagar had given key leads to investigators.
A wrong placement of batteries was found to be the reason for the failure of the device. When taken apart a quartz timer of Samay make was found. The same timer or a variant with the brand name Prince were used in terror attacks at Jaipur, Ahmedabad, New Delhi through 2008 and Bangalore in 2010.
The Indian Mujahideen, suspected to behind the latest blasts, is known to prefer timer of Samay make.
Hindu right wing groups linked to Mecca Masjid, Ajmer and a Hubli court room blasts used cellphone alarms as timers.
“We have not found pieces of any timer device. There were claims but there is nothing on the evidence table. Our broad guess is that a quartz timer of some sort was used,’’ sources said.
IM men like Arif Badruddin Sheikh arrested by the Mumbai crime branch in late 2008 had told interrogators that the group had at one time experimented with Ajanta brand of clock but found that
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