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Justice Will Not Be Served

The capital, and crucially the seats of justice, come under terrorist attack for the second time in four months. What is the message?

Justice Will Not Be Served
Jitender Gupta
Justice Will Not Be Served
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What’s In The Briefcase...

  • The investigating agencies have, till going to press, not zeroed in on any terror group
  • HuJI, Indian Mujahideen separately claim responsibility. Investigators suspect this could be a smokescreen.
  • PETN, ammonium nitrate, TNT used in briefcase bomb
  • Preliminary investigations suggest one terrorist had queued up for an entry pass. The idea was to plant the bomb inside the court premises and not at the reception.
  • Queue was too long so briefcase left near reception

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On a normal day, the traffic on Shershah Road nudging past the Delhi High Court has an orderly madness to it. Traffic cops on duty blow an ear-piercing whistle to bring errant drivers to heel, lawyers in black robes dodge past cars moving at a pace that could easily be bested by the proverbial snail. That’s on a normal working day of the court. On a balmy September Wednesday, the entrance to the high court witnessed another species of madness, one that brought the traffic to a shattering halt.

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