The Hyderabad police are groping in the dark at the moment .Police are waiting for the recovery of the injured to give clues of the blast .But having said that, this blast prima facie has the signature of the Indian Mujahideen.
“The blasts took me by surprise,” confessed Kiran Kumar Reddy. That is also because he had been lulled into believing all is well in his kingdom by his sleuths. Fingers were pointed at Jehadi groups immediately after the attack and some one hundred Muslim youth arrested. All of them were acquitted after the CBI probe established a saffron hand and the government was also forced to pay compensation to the youth.
Dwaraka Tirumala Rao, the police commissioner of Cyberabad says that the CCTVs installed by the traffic police, were focused on the roads and not on the sides and were unlikely to provide significant clues. One CCTV near Venkatadri has reportedly provided a hazy video of a person parking his bicycle in the area and walking away.
By the demeanour of these two top cops, it was clear that the Andhra Pradesh police is on a weak wicket. The National Investigation Agency is questioning the jehadi terrorists lodged in jails in Hyderabad as well.
Certain pockets in Hyderabad and in neighbouring districts have been home to sleeper cells for jehadi terrorists in the past and the police believed they had been neutralised. Thursday’s blast is proof that like Kumbhakarna, the sleeper cells have woken up and been reactivated by their masters.
But somewhere everyone is not telling the entire truth. Sources in the police force reveal that a confidential message which contained more precise intelligence about a possible terror attack was passed on to the top brass of the Andhra Pradesh police some five days back but it was not passed on to the next level soon enough.
The choice of target, near the bus stand and an eatery near two theatres was to maximise the terror impact. Dilsukhnagar being a very crowded area, also makes it easy for an outsider to melt into the crowd.
In a country with every one singing the filmi line “jaanta hai mera baap kaun hai” line it is too much to expect the police to be every vigilant in an atmosphere shrouded in seething corruption and blame game environment.