Hyderabad: BJP state president and MLA G. Kishan Reddy on Sunday passed on to the police, a postcard, purportedly written by the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba in which the terror outfit ‘laid claim’ to the Dilsukhnagar blasts and warned of another blast in the Begum Bazaar area of the city.
Addressing a news conference on Sunday evening, Reddy said that he had received the postcard on Saturday at his residence and had handed it over the same to the Abids police station.
He said that the postcard was written in almost illegible English by the LeT claiming that the Dilsukh-nagar twin blasts had been carried out by them and warning that similar blasts would be carried out in Begum Bazaar.
When contacted, Abids police inspector G. Guru Raghavendra said the letter handed over to them by the BJP leader was written in English and it had been posted in Hyderabad.
“We cannot book a case under any section of the IPC as of now, as it is a non-cognisable offence. We will have to investigate and submit the same to the court on whose directions alone cognisance of the case can be taken.”
About the contents of the letter, he said that the writing was almost illegible. “We don’t know who wrote the letter or how authentic its contents are. Only further investigation can give us the clarity to take permissible legal action,” Raghavendra added.
Kishen Reddy, meanwhile, said that as a responsible citizen, he had handed over the letter to the police for investigation.
He said the state government had been sitting idle even when the Centre had alerted it of a possible terror attack. “We have been saying that Hyderabad had become a hub of terrorist activity and illegal immigrants are taking shelter in pockets of the city, but the government agencies failed to identify and repatriate them. Such callousness is helping terrorists to strengthen their base,” Reddy said. In a separate letter addressed to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, he requested jobs for the blast victims.