Lashkar’s hand suspected in Bangalore shootout

via published on December 29, 2005

Police on Thursday 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 as two more hand grenades were recovered from the premises.


Speaking to reporters at the JN 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 on Thursday morning during the combing operation, in addition to the one live grenade packed in a cotton pouch found on Wednesday soon after the attack.

An AK-47 like weapon, 11 empty cartridges and two live magazines of an automatic weapon were also recovered on Wednesday.

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 MC Puri, Professor Emeritus in Mathematics Department of Delhi, IIT, and wounding four others.

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