Assam blasts: Sketch of suspected bomber released

5 11 2008

The police on Tuesday released the sketch of a suspect in connection with the Assam serial blasts that claimed 81 lives. (Watch)

Police said the sketch matches 77 per cent with the person suspected to be responsible for the explosion at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kamrup on October 30. The person, dressed in a white kurta, is said to be of fair complexion with short hair and a thin moustache.

The sketch is that of a youth with a light beard, a thin moustache and a broad face.

“The suspect is a fair complexioned man aged below 35 years and about 5.7 feet tall with an athletic build weighing about 68 kg,” another police officials said.

Sources said the sketch was prepared on the basis of inputs from five witnesses.

On October 30, there were six near-simultaneous blasts in Guwahati at about 11:30 am in crowded market places –Ganeshguri, Pan Bazaar Fancy bazaar and the District Court complex. The high-intensity blasts set off fire in several areas.

As Guwahati tried to get on its feet, news of other blasts from Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta came in. Ironically in Barpeta, the police found a bomb at 9 am but by the time they could find experts to defuse it, the bomb exploded.

Delhi blasts suspects’ sketches released

16 09 2008
Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi, Sept 16: Delhi Police on Tuesday released sketches of key suspects in five bombs that killed 22 people, at three public places in the Capital on Saturday. The police have released five sketches- two of 2 persons each which are suspects in Barakhamba road bombing and one sketch of a suspect in Gaffar market blast.

“We are aware of the background of these people but can not reveal it. We request the people to be on the look-out for these people and call us on 1091 with any information. The identity of callers will be kept a secret,” the police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.

“The sketches were drawn with information from witnesses who saw these men either move suspiciously or place suspect-looking bags,” Bhagat said.

Five persons, including a teenage balloon seller, who saw suspected persons placing packets in the dustbins at Central Park and Barakhamba Road were called to Police Headquarters to assist them in making sketches, a senior police official said.

He also revealed that masterminds of the bombings are called Subhan and Tarique.

Ahmedabad blasts suspects pics released

Ahmedabad Police’s crime branch had on Monday released the photographs and details of five accused, who are still absconding in connection with Ahmedabad serial blasts. In a statement, the crime branch gave background of SIMI activists–Abdul Subhan alias Tauqeer, Qayamuddin Kapadia, Abdul Razzak, Mujib Sheikh and Alamzeb Aafridi, who are accused in the serial blasts.

Subhan and Qayamuddin were already named by the police, while Razzak, Mujib and Alamzeb, all residents of Ahmedabad, were named yesterday.

Razzak and Alamzeb, active SIMI members, played a key role in purchase of cycles and placing them with the bombs in different parts of the city, the statement said.

While Razzak was present during the terror training camps held in Wagahmon in Kerala, Alamzeb attended a similar camp in Halol in Gujarat. Both played an important part during the planning meetings held in the city prior to the blasts, it said.

According to the statement, Mujib was present during meetings of SIMI members that was held prior to the blasts and used to train youth in ‘jihadi’ activities. He was also present during the training camps, it added.