//Indentification parade of Varanasi blast suspects

Indentification parade of Varanasi blast suspects

Lucknow, March 11. (PTI): The two suspects, arrested in Hardoi yesterday for having a resemblance with the sketches prepared by thepolice of the terrorists behind the Varanasi blasts, would undergo an identification parade in the temple town today, STF sources said here.

Sadiq Ali and Ansar were picked up by the police from a market in Hardoi last evening alongwith six others.

They were handed over to the Special Task Force, which is probing the March seven twin blasts, at Kakori, 15 km from here and taken straight to Varanasi from there, the sources said.

The two would be produced before eye-witnesses for identification, they said.

The Varanasi police had prepared the sketches of the blast suspects on the basis of information provided by shopkeepers of Godaulia market where they had allegedly kept a bag containing the pressure cooker bomb, which was later defused.

As the shopkeepes had watched their movement and also spoken to them, they would be able to positively identify whether the two suspects held at Hardoi were the same persons, they said.

Meanwhile, Dehat Kotwali incharge in-charge at Hardoi V K Mishra, who arrested Sadiq and Ansar from Kutchery market, told PTI the two had furnished a different address to what they told the police in the rest house where they had checked in on Thursday.

They had booked the rooms in the name of Javed, a resident of Dulaipur in Jaunpur district, though they gave different names to police during interrogation after being arrested, Mishra said.