New Delhi: After the failure of investigating agencies in making any breakthrough in the Delhi High Court blast case, all the expectations are now set on the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Given the gravity of the situation, the IB has put its best officers on the job, including those who had unraveled the Indian Mujahideen (IM) module in 2008.

The decision of handling the Delhi blast investigation by the IB to its old guard was taken during a meeting held in North Block on Thursday. Officers were given clear directions to crack the case at any cost. IB chief NS Nehchal also attended the meeting for a while.

An IB officer after attending the meeting said the security conditions were worst in 2007-08 with the IM outfits being much more active in plotting serial blasts in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Mumbai apart from conducting blasts in the courts of Uttar Pradesh.

IB had succeeded in detecting those terrorists though the investigative agencies of states had failed to do so.

It is noteworthy that the IB had alerted Delhi police about possible terror attack one and half month ago, but it failed to identify the terrorists.

When asked about the reason of the failure, an IB officer said, “IB assumed that Delhi has become safe after the IM gang was busted during Operation Batla House in 2008.”

“Dozens of officers were shifted to other states which provided opportunity to the terrorists to regroup,” the officer said.

(JPN/Bureau)