HYDERABAD BLASTS "CITIES ON HIGH ALERT"February 23, 2013 09:12
A really mournful sight for all of us to see relatives and neighbours gloomy by the body of Swapna Reddy who was killed in Thursday’s explosion.
On Friday, the death toll rose more than 20 as a result of Thursday’s twin blasts in Hyderabad and that the condition of five of the 117 injured remained critical, even as investigators intensified efforts to achieve a breakthrough and the police found a detonator at one of the sites.
Moreover, thousands of onlookers, besides political leaders, continued to crowd at the blast sites at Dilsukhnagar, which happens to be a bustling area in the south-eastern parts of Hyderabad.
In fact, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, visited the sites on Friday to get firsthand information about the first terror strike in the country after Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru was executed.
According to Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), initial leads into the attack pointed to a possible involvement of the Indian Mujahideen as the blasts carried their trademark signature and that Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Coimbatore and Hubli, and Gujarat and other parts of Maharashtra were specifically alerted by Central intelligence agencies that terror groups were planning to launch attacks in retaliation to the hanging of Guru.
In fact, sources also said that the entire modus operandi of the blasts such as the use of bicycle, trigger, ammonium nitrate and shrapnels and coordinated attacks in crowded places all pointed to the Indian Mujahideen and the investigating agencies were looking into various terror modules having links to Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and Darbhanga in Bihar. Moreover, that that the agencies were trying to find out whether the attack was planned just after Guru’s hanging, as carrying out a coordinated strike within a few days was a difficult task.
To say more, the MHA and investigating agencies had also taken notice of threats issued to India by the United Jihad Council, a group of various Pakistan-based terror outfits, at its conference held last week in Islamabad to pay tributes to Guru, where they reportedly resolved to exact satisfaction of his hanging. In fact, Top militants of the banned anti-India militant groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed had pledged to step up their anti-India activities after the execution of Ajmal Kasab and Guru.
To conclude, though the alerts were not definitive and did not specify the groups involved or possible targets, the police chiefs of these cities were asked to step up with watchful attention. Similarly, other advisories talked about the LeT, JeM, Hizb and the Indian Mujahideen planning to launch terror attacks.
Whatever it may be the culprits should be found out and hanged in public this time, perhaps then they'll understand the pain of loosing someone!
( IF YOU ARE GETTING PAIN TO SEE THESE IMAGES THEN IMAGINE HOW WOULD IT BE FOR THE FAMILY WHO LOST HER FOREVER! )