Hyderabad, March 14: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the Feb 21 terror attack in Hyderabad which killed 17 people, a statement said Thursday.
The probe agency has registered a case and constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) over the twin blasts in the crowded Dilsukhnagar area in which over 100 people were injured.
The SIT is headed by a deputy inspector general (DIG) from the NIA and comprises officers from both the agency and Andhra Pradesh Police, the agency said in the statement issued here Thursday.
The SIT includes 11 other officers from the NIA and two officers from the Andhra Pradesh Police.
On the direction of the union home ministry, the agency took over the investigation of two cases registered after the incident, one each at by Malakpet Police Station here and Saroornagar police station in Cyberabad.
Even three weeks after the blasts, the police have not achieved any breakthrough in the case. Police claimed that images of two terror suspects who planted the bombs were captured on CCTV cameras.
The NIA has already questioned some suspects, including two alleged operatives of banned terror group Indian Mujahideen currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.