Investigators are now looking for links between the 13/7 and the Delhi blasts case. The Delhi blasts case as per the investigations conducted by the National Investigating Agency points towards the Harkat-ul-Jihadi.
The key to the link would however the interrogation of Amir Abbas the man the NIA now say is the mastermind behind the attack. Although the conspiracy has now been busted the NIA still has time to go before it can trace the origin of the bomb. Further the motive has not made too much sense to the investigators and they are trying to ascertain if Afza Guru was the motive for this gang in the HuJi to carry out the attack.
Abbas will come across a key member during the interrogation since he would hold the answers to several questions that have been raised in the minds of various investigators looking into 13/7, Varanasi and now Delhi. Abbas does not have a history of crime, but the motive is clear since he had lost his uncle during an attack in the valley. This could be one of the reasons why he may join these terrorists and also been part of this attack.
The Intelligence Bureau however does not have much information on Abbas and say that it appears to be a first time crime for this person. However now it would be necessary to find out whether he has any information on the rest of the attacks other than Delhi.
Over the past couple of months there have been inputs to show that the HuJI is active in parts of the Valley especially in the Kishtwar region. There has been movement of HuJi members and they have been trying to rope in youth into their fold. However the outfit has not grown very big in the Valley since these are just early days. They will continue to battle out of Bangladesh using the West Bengal route, but over the years will be looking to set up full fledged modules in the Valley as well.
The Delhi blasts is an indication of things to come and it becomes clear that this outfit is trying to nurture more youth so that they can carry out terror in various parts of the country. The plans by the HuJI is nothing new for India and they had announced their intention several months back when they had threatened to bomb the Pakistan embassy in India. Moreover from their tone it becomes evident that they are trying to make the right noises politically so that they would find it easier to carry out a recruitment process.
Investigations into the Delhi blasts however go on to show that it was a smaller part of the HuJi which was behind this attack. They have not used all their resources for this attack and this was more of a trial run. Abbas for instance was one of the main links in this attack and he was in the know of the entire operation since day one, investigators claim. The fact that the HuJi has used such amateurs goes on to indicate that the they were still testing the waters and preparing for a bigger operation.
NIA sources say that this is a breakthrough alright but they would still take some more time to ascertain whether these boys actually belong to the HuJI or were they just using the name of the outfit. Also they would look to ascertain if there is a smaller wing of the HuJi which is coming up in the Valley and whether these boys could be part of it. There is no intelligence to show any communication between the youth who carried out the attack and also the HuJI headquarters.