Rohini court blast case solved, claim Police; prime suspect held

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A senior special cell officer, who did not want to be named, confirmed the arrest but refused to divulge more details

The Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have solved the Rohini courtroom IED blast case, after arresting a man in connection with the case. The suspect was identified with the help of the footage of the CCTV cameras installed at the court complex, officials said. The case was being probed by the special cell team.

A senior special cell officer, who did not want to be named, confirmed the arrest but refused to divulge more details on the case by saying that a press briefing is being organised for the same.

“We will share details about the suspect and his motive behind the blast during the press briefing,” the officer added.

On December 9, a low-intensity improvised explosive device (IED) blast took place at Rohini courtroom number 102, injuring a Delhi Police head constable, who was posted in the courtroom as a niab court. The police initially thought it was an act of terror and began their probe from that angle. They did not rule out the involvement of any individual or a criminal gang behind it.

The investigation carried out by the special cell revealed that ammonium nitrate was the explosive substance used in the blast. The IED was assembled in a steel tiffin box and a 12-volt two-wheeler battery was used. The police suspected that the IED was triggered using a remote control.

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