Mahabodi Temple Blast Shinde Says 13 Bombs were Planted

Published on: 08 Jul, 2013
Published under: India News

8 July 2013


Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that there were total 13 bombs planted in the Mahabodi Temple Complex in Gaya Bihar of which 10 blasted injuring monks.While four blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa monastery, one each near the famous 80-ft Buddha statue and at the bus stand near bypass. “Today, I have the information of 10 blasts. A total of 13 bombs were placed there. I will not go into details where they were kept and all. Two persons have been injured — 50-year-old Dorji and Bala Sanga (30),” Shinde.

The NIA detained one person on Monday in connection with the serial blasts at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya in which two monks were injured. DIG, Magadh range, Nayyer Hasnain Khan said an identity card was found within the temple premises on Sunday on the basis of which the person was detained.

“All the CCTV cameras in the Mahabodhi temple premises were fully functional. As you must have seen in the CCTV footage, both state security personnel and temple’s own security personnel were present. I don’t think there was any lapse on security front,” the official said.

Observing a separate 12-hour bandh in the entire Magadh division, RJD workers were seen stopping movement of vehicles and forcing shopkeepers to shut down shops in Gaya, Jehanabad and adjoining districts, the sources said.


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