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Two arrested in Pune German Bakery blast case

Mumbai: The Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested two people in connection with the blast that ripped Pune’s German Bakery on February 13 this year.

The duo, identified as Bilal Ansari and Himayat Baig, was arrested with RDX and bomb making materials, a television report said.

Confirming this, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said, “One of them was arrested from Pune and while the other was nabbed in Nashik. ATS will give a detailed information on the arrest later.”

The Mumbai ATS chief Rakesh Maria is expected to make and announcement in this regards later today.

Earlier on August 10, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said the police have identified the culprits involved in the German Bakery blast.

“Police have identified those involved in the German Bakery blast. They also have proofs and know the whereabouts of these persons who are at large in various parts of the country,” Patil had said.

The Pune blast, which killed seventeen people and wounded at least 57, was seen as the first major attack on India since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

The bakery is located in Koregaon Park, which is close to the Osho Ashram and the Chabad House, a Jewish prayer house, frequented by numerous foreigners and tourists.

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