Indian Police Interrogate Hyderabad Bomber Suspect

Indian authorities are interrogating a suspected Hyderabad bomber, Rizvan Gazi of Bangladesh. Story at Gulf News:

Gazi, 22, who resembled the sketch of the suspected bomb planter at Lumbini Park, was reportedly arrested by a Hyderabad police team in Bangalore late on Wednesday and is likely to be brought here soon.

The suspect, whose sister Shareefa Rafsanjani was nabbed here on Sunday, had narrowly escaped arrest on two occasions during the last four days. The two had been staying illegally in the city for six years now.

Investigators believe Gazi’s interrogation could help in cracking the August 25 blasts, the worst-ever terror attack in Andhra Pradesh, and also the May 18 blast at the historic Makkah Masjid, which had claimed nine lives.

Gazi, who was staying in a rented house in Kishanbagh in the old city, had reportedly made phone calls to Pakistan a day before the blasts and to Bangladesh afterwards.The investigations also revealed that calls were made to Bangladesh from mobile phones after the blasts from near Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat, the scenes of the blasts.

Gazi might be the man who made phone calls after planting the bomb at the park. Police sources said if this was established, his interrogation may also help the police identify the other bomb planter.