Death toll in Delhi blast now 14

Jammu: Security agencies have detained a suspected HuJI operative Hilal Amin for allegedly sending a terror email in the aftermath of the September 7 blast outside the Delhi High Court. Amin is understood to have told the investigators that an email claiming responsibility on behalf of the HuJI was sent on his directions, sources said today.

Amin, who has been detained in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kishtwar district, is alleged to be an operative of terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jehadi-al-Islami (HuJI).

Security agencies are interrogating him, they said.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old victim of the Delhi high court blast succumbed to injuries at a hospital in New Dlehi on Thursday morning, taking the toll in the terror attack to 14.

Mridul Bakshi, who was seriously injured in the blast on September 7, died around 4am, doctors at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital said.

Doctors said that Bakshi had suffered multiple injuries on his head, chest, hands and legs. Mridul, a resident of Okhla in south Delhi, is survived by wife and a six-month-old son.

His brother Vinod Bakshi said that Mridul, who was working in the marketing field, had gone to the high court on that fateful day for some official work. Mridul was blessed with a child after six years of marriage.

While 13 victims of the blast have been recently discharged, 25 others continue to undergo treatment in different city hospitals.

Besides 12 patients who are now admitted with the RML Hospital, four victims are undergoing treatment at Safdarjung Hospital, five at AIIMS, two at Max Hospital and one each at Moolchand and LNJP hospitals.