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cfuhrmanfly Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-04 08:39 PM
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227. RDX angle may change line of probe

Wednesday, 27 August , 2003, 22:15

Mumbai: Traces of RDX in the remnants of twin explosions of August 25 in the city has baffled the Mumbai police and is expected to change the line of investigation, a top police officer said here today.

A forensic laboratory here confirmed the use of RDX in the blasts while police said that they were awaiting reports.

The use of RDX in the explosions indicated a high risk to the city and significant shift in the strategy of terrorist outfits in carrying out subversive activities, joint commissioner of police Satyapal Singh told reporters.

"If the use of RDX is confirmed in the recent blast then it would have different implications in the probe," he said adding the high intensity explosives were used this time only after the serial bomb blasts in 1993.

Singh said though they had not recieved the forensic report so far but were confident of the use of high explosives going by the intensity of the blast.

The police official said the line of investigation will be more focussed after the foresic report confirming the use of RDX. This indicated the change in strategy of terrorists in carrying out their operations.

It also strengthened the theory of use of sophisticated explosives and trained persons by terrorists to carry out the job and a high probability of the storage of RDX, he added.

Singh further said three separate teams of state forensic science, central forensic science laboratory in Chandigarh and the post-blast investigation team of the National Security Guard (NSG) are testing the samples of the explosives used in the blast.

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