New Delhi: Another mail was received by media houses in Mumbai and Delhi purportedly written by ”Chotoo” of Indian Mujahideen who claimed responsibility for the Delhi High Court blasts and warned that another blast will take place at a shopping mall.
The mail sent from “firstname.lastname@example.org” was received at 12:37 PM claiming that Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami had no role to play in the blasts and it was done by the Indian Mujahideen.
The mail also reasoned that they had chosen Wednesday as the day of the blast as it was the busy day for the High Court and there is a lot of crowd. The Delhi High Court hears Public Interest Litigation on Wednesday.
The mail claimed that another blast will take place at a shopping mall.”We are examining the email received by the media houses..about its authenticity and veracity and (we are) taking it seriously,” Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry U K Bansal told reporters.
Security agencies including National Investigation Agency (NIA) are looking into the mail but serious apprehensions were being raised whether this was a genuine mail or a prank being played by somebody.Sources said as of now nothing was being left to chance and the origin of the mail was being ascertained and, if need be, the service provider Google would also be contacted.
However, the mail does not resemble the earlier mails sent by Indian Mujahdieen which has claimed responsibilities for blasts in Varanasi and Delhi.
The fresh mail comes a day after Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami (HuJI) claimed responsibility for the blast which killed at least 12 people and injured over 70, according to email sent to some media houses purportedly by the Bangladesh-based terror group.
“We own the responsibility of today’s blast at the High Court, Delhi. Our demand is that Afzal Guru’s death sentence should be repealed immediately as we would target major High Courts and the Supreme Court of India,” the HuJI email said.