Pune Blast: Suspects arrested

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  1. Singh

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    At least eight people were killed and over 30 injured in a suspected bomb blast in a popular bakery in Koregaon Park which also houses a Jewish prayer house and the Osho Ashram in Pune this evening.

    The blast took place at the German Bakery, an old business establishment, at around 1830 hours.

    "There was a bomb blast. There have been eight deaths and 33 people were injured", said Pune Joint Commissioner of Police Rajendra Sonwane.

    "It is a suspected bomb blast. So far, it is not confirmed. We are verifying this", he said adding "we have not arrived at any conclusion at this stage but prima facie it appears that it is a bomb blast".

    A team of Anti-Terrorism Squad and bomb disposal squad visited the spot to ascertain the nature of the blast.

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said it was yet to be established as to what was the cause of the blast. He said he had talked to the Police Commissioner who told him that unless they examined the evidence on the scene of the blast they cannot come to any conclusion.


    http://www.hindustantimes.com/Eight...injured-in-Pune-blast/H1-Article1-508520.aspx
     
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  3. Daredevil

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    RIP to the deceased.

    And there you go the success of Aman Ki Asha.
     
  4. GokuInd

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    Their behaviour is deflecting and pusillanimous. There can never be such thing as peace at any cost. All that Aman Ki Asha hullaballoo good for nothing.
     
  5. johnee

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    Its master stroke by Paks. They attacked foreigners, so the blast will get noticed and the threat perception may increase. It can have effect on business, tourism and even sports(IPL comes to mind). The timing seems to be bring pressure on GOI to stop talks. What will GOI do, now? Talk? Is GOI prepared to talk regardless of the number of Pakistani attacks on India? If GOI stops the talks or even delays them then the Paks will claim victory in international fora.

    Then another angle: what happens to people like SRK who sympathised with Paks? Will shivsena not claim the victory now? Will people still support SRK's stand?

    All the Aman ki Asha has gone down the drain. Public mood is already hostile to Paks and there is vent for them to express their feelings. How long will Govt and media ignore this public sentiment?

    Basically, with one blast Paks have exposed the innumerable inconsistancies in India's Pakistan policy.

    Lastly, it pains me to say, " RIP to the deceased and sympathies to their families." Can such words mean anything to victims? I doubt it. The victims' sorrow is huge, mere sympathies from Govt, media or people wont be enough. But what else can anyone do? Is there no other way but to live with Pakistan sponsored terror?
     
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  6. Rage

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    Apparently, officials suspect(ed) a cylinder blast, so sayeth atleast one official from the Maharashtra State Police.

    Although, now they're saying "3-5 kg of IED" was discovered at the site.



    NIA, CBI teams sent to Pune

    February 13th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS

    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The government Saturday rushed a team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) and forensic experts of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to assist the investigations into the German Bakery blast in Pune.

    Home Ministry sources said that the investigating teams have been sent to Pune.

    The ministry also sent an advisory to the states asking them to be on high alert in the wake of the Pune blast. People have been asked not to touch any unidentified objects.

    Home Secretary G.K. Pillai convened a meeting of senior officials at his residence to review the situation in the wake of the blast, the first incident of this nature after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks that claimed 166 lives.


    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/politics/nia-cbi-teams-sent-to-pune_100319752.html

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    The bakery is popular not just with the Osho-manics, but with the dozens of thousands of int'l students in Pune as well. Something like this is bound to affect student inflows.

    Small place, but always bustlin'.

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    Looks like another "blow" to non-existence "Peace process".
     
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    first of condolences for the bereaved families.RIP.Well this attack was just waiting to happen after all these JUD rally in POK even after being banned by UN and pakistan cocking a snook at india with this blast to wriggle out of talks. now the talks have started.what we gonnna hear now sample this:
    1.Pakistan is also a victim of terror.we suffer more 26/11 and pune.
    2. terrorists" are trying to thwart India TSP peace process.
    3.May be these are all hindu taliban.india must reign its hindu terrorist.
    4. I hope this incident wont affect the composite dialogue and people to people contacts between south asian superpowers..
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    .now pakistan truly emboldened by the weakness and rudderless GOI.I hope This govt dont turn out to be Gorvochave govt of USSR in 1980s.
     
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    This was threatened at the JUD rally where Abdur Rehman Makki, deputy to JuD leader Hafiz Saeed, explicitly pointed out pune,kanpur delhi as fair target in muzafarabad rally on feb 5. German bakery is based in defence area near osho ashram. Osho Ashram one of the recee sites of david Headley(aka daood gilani). It was reported that there is Jewish establishment near to Osho Ashram. Any Jews frequent this location?

    JuD vows to take Kashmir by force

     
  10. Indianrabbit

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    Sad day today but hope lesson's are learnt quick and fast. I was always feeling that after 26/11 we created a lot of security around Mumbai but I was wondering if we did anything for cities like Pune. I am out of Pune for a while so cannot say anything, hope this incidence will get some attention for Pune.
    I have a suggestion and question both, why not India use its resources to get people like Hafiz Saeed Killed, is it that difficult? Why can't we give supari to some rogue element in Pakistan?
     
  11. Super Commando Dhruva

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    This attack was certainly aimed at India-Pak dialogue since Pak committed a diplomatic suicide by terming Indian peace talk move as India's cowardliness. It wasn't enthusiastically perceived in the west and surely put Pak stand as a petulance child. They wanted India to back down and perceive India as regional arrogant bully. Doing so will give Pak an excuse to keep its core regiments in the east and will slow down elimination of its strategic depth by its own hands. US will reiterate like a broken record "Do more.... Do more .... Do more". In the meantime, all the aid money keeps flowing.

    Either way, Pak will succeed in ending the composite dialogue as domestic pressure will pursue NDA govt to abort and all this "hoo-hah" over aman ki asha will be send to oblivion.

    India should do a deja-vu of 26/11 and collect all evidence and send it to western governments. Embarrass pak worldwide and remove camouflage from Non-State actors.

    However, plethora of blame also goes to our paper pushing, Ghutka spitting babus who are not willing or not able to work enough perhaps due to their reluctance, “haramkhori” or overweight/ High BMI ratio “sarkari” bodies. Not to mention egoistic tug of war beween R&AW and IB.

    NIA and CBI sleuths are going on scene. Hope they find something concrete on crime site other than wasting tax payer’s money.

    RIP to the dead.
     
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  12. Agantrope

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    I can smell something fishy here. after 2001 parliament attacks, 2008 Mumbai attcks, 2010 pune attack all are similar pattern. The first instance we stopped the dialouge so they became comfortable and moved their troops in the western front to eastern, Now they want to expect to do the same.
    Please read the below article

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...Afghanistan-offensive/articleshow/5567952.cms

    also

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/S...violate+ceasefire+along+border+yet+again.html

    They in desperate mood to save the taliban and want them to fall back in the pak territory and now if we stop the composite dialogue the NATO forces in the Astan will be screwed since this is the largest operation since 2001.

    We can talk with them, some BS aout Senas, SRK, IPL matches etc, what we nee to continue the talks until the taslibans are screwed. If we maintain our usual gesture for one more time it can happens. Then we can take of that f***** bas****s
     
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    PUNE'S PAST JIHADI CONNECTIONS

     
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    Following article is a reality check for all those aman ki asha(tamasha) supporters in india.Grand plan of MMS.

    Out of his Head:Will it work

    And above article's counter......

    Stop obsessing (and get on with it)

     
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    Very sad news, and RIP to those that died. I hope whoever did this will suffer greatly before they die.
     
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    Although the blasts are a tragedy, it's come at a time that favours India ahead of talks with Pakistan. India can now focus its talks with Pakistan on terror, and not leave the opportunity for Pak to get demanding or unreasonable with the scope of discussion. Under the present circumstances, Pak can't dream of resuming the composite dialogue, forget anything else they expect from the talks. However, it can't say no to talks as that would work against it diplomatically.
     
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    R.I.P for the victims of this act of terrorism. It is a great tragedy, 7 of the nine killed are in their early twenties.

    My heart goes to the families of the victims. Two youngsters killed in this attack are brother and sister from kolkata. I am at loss of words.
    I can just express my feeling.

    This is a request to all Indian DFI members. Please inform the police if you see any unidentified object. Please do not try to open it yourself. There are reports that one waiter of German bakery tried to open this unidentified bag, that is when the blast took place.
     
  18. Pintu

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    Again an attack against Humanity , by the butchers who love to think themselves as 'Human', May almighty give rest to the souls of the deceased , give strength to the bereaved families , the strength needed most to overcome the moment of trauma, we will remain united and ever with bond getting stronger in each attack by the cowards.

    Regards
     
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    http://www.ptinews.com/news/517039_PC-declines-to-speculate-on-Pune-blast-impact-on-Indo-Pak-talk

    PC declines to speculate on Pune blast impact on Indo-Pak talk

    STAFF WRITER 16:56 HRS IST

    Pune, Feb 14 (PTI) Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram Sunday refused to be drawn into the question if the bomb blast here would have a bearing on the proposed talks between India and Pakistan later this month.

    "This matter (of Indo-Pak talk) will be considered in New Delhi," that was all Chidambaram said when asked at a press conference whether Saturday night's blast would cast a shadow on the proposed Foreign Secretary-level talks.

    "I will not go beyond this (the blast) incident in my responses," he said. The Minister was addressing the media after visiting the blast site in Koregaon area, in India's western state of Maharashtra and meeting the victims undergoing treatment at various hospitals.

    "I have not come here to answer questions on the diplomatic or external affairs side. Those are matters we will consider in Delhi...
     
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ed-in-Pune-blast-Govt/articleshow/5572766.cms

    RDX, ammonium nitrate used in Pune blast: Govt
    AGENCIES, 14 February 2010, 04:24pm IST

    MUMBAI: The Union home ministry on Sunday said that RDX and ammonium nitrate were used to carry out Saturday's bomb blast at the German Bakery in Pune.

    Probe into the Pune blast case was moving in the right direction but it was very premature to say who was behind the terror attack, a top police official said on Sunday.

    "Investigation is on. With the assistance of National Investigation Agency, state's Anti-Terrorism Squad is probing the case and it is moving in the right direction," Inspector general (law and order) Rashmi Shukla said.

    Asked whether police have any suspicion that the blast could be the handiwork of Indian Mujahideen or any other outfit, she said, "It's very premature to say who is behind or responsible for the blast."

    On reports that some suspects have been detained, she said she had no information in this regard from the ATS.

    Terror struck Pune last night as a powerful bomb ripped apart at a popular bakery near the Chabad House, killing nine people and injuring 57 others, in the first major attack since 26/11 carnage.

    The Improvised Explosive Device, kept in a packet outside the kitchen of the German Bakery, exploded at around 7.30pm when a waiter attempted to open it.

    "The 30'X30' structure, with a temporary extension for the customer, was owned by Shankar Kharose and Ram Kharose but was being run by Gopal Manipuri," she said, adding the blast has caused a 6'X4' hole on the wall.

    Besides the ATS, experts from the Indian Army and forensic laboratory have reached the spot to collect evidence from the scene of crime, Shukla said.

    "Force One has also reached the spot and the area has been cordoned off," she said.

    "We are awaiting forensic report to establish the nature of explosives used in the blast," the officer said while denying that some more explosive material was found near the bakery on Saturday night.

    Among the nine killed in the incident, five were identified as Ankik Dhar (24), Anandi Dhar(19) and Shilpa Goenka (23) of Kolkata, T Sundari (22) of Bangalore and Bineeta Gadani of Mumbai. One of the four unidentified bodies is that of a female, who could be a foreigner, Shukla said.

    Out of the 57 injured, which include foreigners, 20 have been discharged while the rest are undergoing treatment at Jehangir, Ruby, Surya, Budharani, Medi point, Sancheti and Sasson hospitals in Pune.

    To a query, Shukla denied there were leads to indicate that foreigners were actual targets in the incident.

    The security at vital installations, religious places, railway stations and other places frequented by foreigners had been beefed up, she said, adding cases were taken against unidentified persons under relevant sections of the IPC, Indian Explosive Act, Arms Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in Bund garden police station of Pune.
     
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    200 kg of ammonium nitrate, 600 detonators seized in Gujarat

     

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