Let Hand Not Ruled Out In Bangalore Attack
LeT hand not ruled out in Bangalore attack
December 29, 2005
Bangalore: Police today did not rule out the involvement of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the terror attack at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus here as two more hand grenades were recovered from the premises.
Speaking to reporters at the J N Tata auditorium complex, the scene of terrorist attack which left dead a retired professor of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and wounded four others, Police Commissioner Ajay Kumar Singh did not rule out the hand of the Pak-based terrorist outfit, which reportedly had the IISc on its hit list.
He also did not rule out involvement of more than one person in the attack on delegates who were emerging out of an international conference.
Police sources said two more hand grenades were recovered this morning during the combing operation, in addition to the one live grenade packed in a cotton pouch found yesterday soon after the attack.
An AK-47 like weapon, 11 empty cartridges and two live magazines of an automatic weapon were also recovered yesterday.
Police said the attack looked like a "well planned one".
Organisers of the annual convention of Operational Research Society of India have, meanwhile, shifted the venue to another place.
Suspected terrorists had barged into the IISc campus and sprayed bullets indiscriminately, killing M C Puri, Professor Emeritus in Mathematics Department of Delhi, IIT, and wounding four others.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Narayana Gowda said the live hand grenades had been defused.
He said the police have so far recovered six magazines, including one empty and another half used, and 12 empty cartridges.
Gowda said it appeared that the terrorists did not come in a vehicle and that they escaped by scaling the wall.