Date ’13′ points to suspected IM involvement in Mumbai blasts
Pune: Three blasts that rocked Mumbai once again made Punekars shudder with memories of the terrorist attack on German Bakery on February 13 last year that killed 17 persons including some foreigners and injured over 50.
Even as the city has been put on a very high alert since last night after the blasts with a thick security blanket covering all places identified as sensitive after the German Bakery blast, the numerical connotation of the date ’13′ has emerged as a mysterious angle to the latest terror strike on the country’s commercial capital.
ATS sources here noted that in addition to the Pune blast, many other earlier terror attacks including the ones in Delhi and Jaipur had taken place on the day when the date was 13 and wondered whether it pointed out to involvement of a particular group that had planned them.
A source said it appeared that the attacks with suspected Indian Mujaheedin (IM) connections had coincided with the date ’13′.
After the February 13 attack on the German Bakery, the Koregaon park area which also houses the Jewish centre Chhabad House and the Osho ashram in its vicinity have been notified as sensitive zones on the terrorists’ radar.