Mumbai blasts: Police prepare suspect's sketch, man dies in custody
LOOKING for clues to Wednesday's (July 13) serial blasts, Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad has fanned out teams to various locations across the country and prepared a sketch of the suspect based on eyewitness accounts. In another development, Fayaz Usmani, brother of 2008 Gujarat blast suspect Afzal Usmani died in hospital after being questioned by police in connection with the blasts here. His family has alleged that he was tortured in custody. A senior ATS official said the sketch of a suspect in the serial blasts that left 19 dead and injured over 130 has been prepared. "The sketch of the suspect is ready. It will be circulated among the select and top investigating officials It will not be released to the public," said the ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) official. The sketch will also be shown to the select police informers to get identification of the suspect, the official said refusing to divulge any further details. The sketch was prepared based on an eyewitness account at one of the three blast sites, the official said. ATS chief Rakesh Maria said, "We are in touch with UP, Gujarat, Delhi, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka police, as well as all the central agencies, it is an all out effort. Our teams have fanned out to various locations. People in various modules who have been arrested in the past are being questioned to help us in this investigation," he said. Brijlal from the UP police said, "Whenever a tragedy of this magnitude hits, we try and keep in touch with each other. We are coordinating with the ATS and our team is already there."
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