Two officers from the Intelligence Bureau, New Delhi, visited the Mysuru Court Complex to investigate the low intensity blast which took place in the toilet room on August 1. The visit assumes significance as the Intelligence Bureau usually collects information about terrorism and according to sources, there could be a terror angle to the incident.
According to highly placed sources, Anil Joshi and Patil flew from New Delhi and reached Bengaluru on Tuesday night and arrived in the city on Wednesday morning. They inspected the spot and collected evidence. They interacted with the police teams and the sleuths from the National Investigating Agency (NIA). The NIA is a counter terrorist agency.
On Tuesday, investigating teams from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh visited the city and along with the NIA team collected details to ascertain nature of blast. The experts are looking into all angles and collecting all sorts of evidences and materials. Neelamani Raju, DGP (Internal Security), also visited the spot and interacted with top police officers.
Immediately after the blast, the local bomb detection squad and forensic experts rushed to the spot and recovered copper pieces, iron pellets, nails and shrapnel. The dog squad team traced the smell from the toilet complex to the main gate and stopped at the Zilla Panchayat office. At the corner of Sub-urban bus stand another 3-litre pressure cooker was found on Monday night at around 8:30 along with copper wires and nails.
Preliminary findings said that the a three-litre pressure cooker that contained a mixture of potassium chlorate and gunpowder as explosives were kept inside the toilet room and the blast was triggered by a battery-powered timer attached to a bulb filament, which transmitted heat to the explosives at the designated time to trigger the blast.