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Ahmedabad cops release sketches of 3 suspects

Ahmedabad cops release sketches of 3 suspects

Police had not release the sketches earlier as they thought it may alert the accused.

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  • Last Updated: August 7, 2008, 12:23 AM IST
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Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Police on Wednesday released sketches of three persons who were suspected to have planted bombs at three areas in Ahmedabad on July 26.

"We have released sketches of three persons who are suspected of planting bombs in Narol, Hatekeshwar and Raipur areas. The sketches have been prepared on the basis of description given by eye-witnesses," Joint Commissioner of Police H P Singh said.

The crime branch, investigating the serial blasts in the city that left more than 50 people dead, prepared sketches on August 1 but did not release them earlier as they thought it may alert the accused.

According to the police, the man who may have planted the bomb at Narol is about 45 years old, five-and-half-feet in height, has wheatish complexion and a sturdy built. He is slightly blad and was wearing a white shirt, a lungi and rubber slippers.

Similarly, the one who is suspected of planting a bomb at Hatkeshwar area is around 30 years old, five feet seven inches in height, has a heavy built and dark complexion, police said adding he was wearing a yellow shirt and beige coloured trousers.

The third person, suspected to be involved in the blast in Raipur area, was the one who had purchased the cycle from a cycle trader, police said.

He is about 21 years of age, five feet eight inches in height, has wheatish complexion, medium built and well-groomed hair. He was wearing light coloured shirt and trousers, they said.

The police have also appealed to the people that if they come across any person who fits the description of the suspects, they should inform the police control room immediately.

Police have also released a full-size sketch of the suspect who may have planted the bomb in Raipur area. The sketch shows him wearing a shirt, trousers and chappals.

The copies of the sketches have been sent to all police stations in the state.

Joint Commissioner of Police H P Singh said total 18 cases have been registered in serial blasts in the city.

Singh said they have also compared the sketches of Jaipur blasts suspects with those of Ahmedabad blasts.

"However, the sketches of the Jaipur blasts suspects do not match with those of the Ahmedabad blasts," Singh added.


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