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Breakthrough or decoy? A tip-off led to a cache of explosives hidden in a car in Ambala, reports IE:

Delhi Police officers investigating the September 7 bombing of Delhi High Court stumbled upon a car laden with explosives after they were tipped off about a possible terrorist attack at Ambala Cantt railway station.

Special Cell officers who reached Ambala at around 6.30 pm on Wednesday found the Indica car at the parking lot of the station. It had apparently been there at least since the afternoon, being watched over by Haryana Police officers, who had been informed about the tip-off.

The registration number of the car matched the one that the Special Cell had. The officers lay in wait, hoping for someone to show up.

After waiting for over five hours, just before midnight, they decided to inspect the car. In it they found explosives, detonators and a timer device.

At the time of going to press, the bomb squad was inspecting the car. Police sources said the explosive — about five kg — could be RDX. The Haryana Police had set up barricades across Ambala town. The registration number of the Indica — HR 03 0054 — had been found to be fake.

NDTV adds:

The car and the RDX is being brought to Delhi. The investigating agencies are trying to trace the owner of the car, which has a Haryana registration number which the police suspect could be fake. A sweet box with a Jammu address was also found inside the car.

Security has been stepped up and the Ambala railway station has been cordoned off. All roads in the area have been closed temporarily.

Special teams of the Delhi and Haryana police and the NSG are handling investigations.

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Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

October 13, 2011 at 4:44 am

Posted in crime, India, terrorism

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