New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday grilled Sayed Maqbool, an operative of banned terror outfit Indian Mujahideen currently lodged in Tihar jail, for five hours in connection with Hyderabad twin bomb blasts.

During the interrogation, Maqbool admitted a recce was done of Dilsukhnagar, the site of Thursday's deadly attack, and other areas of Hyderabad in October last year. The police also quizzed his ally.

A Special Cell of Delhi Police had in October last arrested 35-year-old Maqbool, alias Zuber of Nanded district Maharashtra, from Hyderabad on charges of teaching others how to make bombs.

The initial reports of investigation agencies suggested that Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal and Yasin Bhatkal may have masterminded the Thursday’s twin blasts in Hyderabad.

Notably, mobile networks have been temporarily suspended in the Dilsukhnagar to avoid spreading of any kind of rumours regarding the incident.

On Thursday night, terror struck Hyderabad when two near simultaneous bomb blasts rocked the crowded Dilsukhnagar area leaving 16 dead and about 120 people injured.

Two-time blast survivor under scanner

Meanwhile, Abdul Wasey Mirza, a 23-year-old unemployed youth who became the victim of a terror attack for the second time on Thursday during the Dilsukhnagar twin blasts, has been questioned by police which is not treating him as a suspect.

A section of the media claimed that Wasey's role in the twin bomb blasts was being suspected and that he was grilled by police. Wasey sustained severe injuries in the Mecca Masjid blast in May 2007 and it was a quirk of fate that he suffered injuries in the Dilsukhnagar blast as well. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Yashoda Hospital.

(JPN/Bureau)

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