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Blaze In Car Near Jama Masjid Firing Spot; Police Say Not Related

New Delhi, Sep 19: Just hours after a firing incident on a vehicle carrying foreign tourists near the Jama Masjid in the walled city on Sunday, a car mysteriously caught fire only 15 metres away
PTI September 19, 2010 18:55 IST
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New Delhi, Sep 19: Just hours after a firing incident on a vehicle carrying foreign tourists near the Jama Masjid in the walled city on Sunday, a car mysteriously caught fire only 15 metres away from the spot.

Police said prima facie, the two incidents were not related. "We are investigating the matter. We are checking whether it has any link," a senior police official said.

The stationary Maruti-800 car caught fire at around two pm. "It happened in front of policemen," the official said.

The car has been taken to Jama Masjid police station.

Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot which doused the flames soon.

There was some panic in the area as the incident came soon after two men on a motorbike fired several rounds on a vehicle near the mosque, injuring two Taiwanese nationals.

The site where the car caught fire is only 15 metres away from the spot where the firing took place.

A team of Delhi Police's elite anti-terror force Special Cell also visited the spot. PTI