One of the bombs that blew up in Pune on August 1 was strapped to this cycle
In the 2008 Jaipur blasts that claimed 71 lives, brand new cycles were used as carrier of the bombs. Similarly, three new cycles were used in the blasts at Pune.
“An advisory has been issued to all police stations directing them to make sure that bicycle dealers in their jurisdiction do not sell cycles without the buyers' ID proof and photo,” said Jaipur Police Commissioner B L Soni.
“Cycles were used in the recent bomb blasts in Pune and the blasts in Jaipur in 2008. We cannot take chance. Hence, we decided to record identity of cycle buyers as a precautionary measure,” he said.
Soni said if the dealers did not follow the advisory in the long run, it would be made mandatory to secure ID proof of the purchaser.
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