Delhi court blast-connecting the dots

The haul at Ambala has kept investigating agencies on their toes and today they are not even ruling out the possibility of the Delhi High Court blasts being remotely linked to the attack.
During the course of the investigations, the agencies conducting the probe are exploring the possibility of the Delhi court blasts and the Ambala Haul being interlinked. In fact when the Delhi blasts had first occurred there was an intercept from the intelligence bureau that the blast could have been the handiwork of the Babbar Khalsa outfit. However officials of the National Investigating agency felt the Delhi blasts was the handiwork of the Harkat-Ul-Jihadi and the Indian Mujahideen. They beleived that they had specific leads regarding this outfit and hence decided to probe in this angle.
Today however following the Ambala haul, investigating agencies are looking into possibility that the Babbar Khalsa could be involved in the Delhi blasts. During the course of the investigation into the Ambala case the police found that it was the Babbar Khalsa with the help of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba which had planned on undertaking an attack at New Delhi. However the more important aspect that has come into focus is the four modules in Northern India which have been jointly opened up by the two outfits with a specific intention of targetting Punjab and New Delhi.
Further the probe has also revealed that the BKI had been transporting the ammunition to Delhi and the plan was to carry out attacks at the Patiala House court. With the help of the IB the police have also learnt that the operation was being headed by top militant Jagjith Singh Tara who also happens to be the prime accused in the murder of Beant Singh former CM of Punjab. It was found that the Delhi module which is under him had carried out surveys of the Patiala House court and the intention was to carry out a blast in the month of October.
This probe had also led the police to specific information that the arms were provided by Lashkar operatives in Kashmir and cadres of the BKI were planning on using these for a blast in New Delhi.
Today investigators are trying to find links between the Delhi court blasts and the Ambala haul. The entire Delhi blast case rests on the emails that were sent out after the blasts. There were a couple of arrests too that were made, but more information regarding the mails have cropped up than the real operation. However today with the Ambala haul case giving out more details the investigators feel that they should look into the Delhi blasts case along with this case.
There are very many similarities between the two cases. In both cases the ammunition had come from the Valley and the target was Delhi. Going by these similarities and also the creation of newer modules in Nothern India it becomes clear to a certain extent that both incidents could have been inter linked. Moreover the police now feel that even the Delhi High Court blast could be the handiwork of the BKI and the mails could have been sent out by a couple of youth who were not even connected with this incident. They could have done so for some financial favours, an investigator pointed out.
NIA sources inform that they are yet to look into this angle but also added that case is now being looked into by the police and they would await a detailed report.
The IB speaks about the various intercepts they had shared regarding the BKI-Lashkar link. There has been an increase in their movement. The Lashkar has been bringing in the arms into the valley and sharing it with BKI operatives who have set up modules in Punjab. In addition to this the BKI operatives have also helped ISI agents smuggle drugs and also fake currency.
This probe is about to take an interesting turn and a lot would depend on how the agencies coordinate between themselves. The probe into Delhi High Court blasts has already created much confusion regarding the agency which carried out the attack. However the emergence of this new angle should put things into perspective if probed properly.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

just a reporter

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