Bangladesh and Pakistan have discarded charges that Islamic battlers based in the two nations were accountable for the couple of bombardments that tore through a well-known eating place and a park in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Saturday, killing 42 people.
After an emergency state cabinet conference on Sunday, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state, YS Rajasekhara Reddy said, “Available information points to the involvement of terrorist organizations based in Bangladesh and Pakistan.”
Reddy did not reveal the group names and said “it is not possible to divulge all this information.”
But according to the Indian media reports, citing unidentified security functionaries alleged the Bangladesh-based Harkatul Jihad al-Islami group called ‘Huji’ was behind the terrorist attack.
Arati Jerath, the political editor of Indian newspaper Daily News and Analysis told, “The police here suspect that it [Huji] is based in Bangladesh but they have local modules - sleeper modules - all over, particularly in South India and the state of Maharashtra. These are disaffected youth or fanatical groups.”
She necessitates if these groups had been behind earlier attacks, comprising the mosque bombing in Hyderabad in May, she alleged: "There is a suspicion that it is the same network that was involved. I think police have found some connections between these because they've traced some of the chemicals used in the bombs to a lab in Nagpur in the state of Maharashtra. The same lab had supplied chemicals used in some of the other attacks.”
Nobody has arrogated obligation for the attacks but Sriprakash Jaiswal, India's interior minister, said they were part of an attempt to weaken the city's mixed Hindu-Muslim population.
Bangladesh condemned Saturday's bombardments and disdained the charges that Bangladeshi groups were involved and Pakistan reacted angrily to Reddy's comments, characterizing them as an "irresponsible" knee-jerk Indian reaction.