NIA begins probe into yesterday’s serial blasts at Bodhgaya:

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The National Investigation Agency, NIA has begun probing the serial blasts, which rocked the temple town of Bodhgaya on 8th July 2013.

In the yesterday’s 9 low intensity blasts, two monks were injured. A five-member NIA team including a DIG and two SPs reached Bodhgaya yesterday from New Delhi to start investigations.

Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami termed the blasts as terror attack. Security agencies suspect that Indian Mujahideen may be behind multiple blasts that took place yesterday.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts so far. Sources say that Bihar police have detained one person from Gaya for questioning in connection with the serial blasts. Sources also say that the man was detained on the basis of eye witness accounts and the ongoing investigations. He, however, has not yet been declared a suspect.

The Home Ministry has directed all states to ensure fool-proof security at Buddhist shrines and Tibetan settlements.

Bihar DGP Abhayanand said the security has been beefed at the temple and neighbouring areas. He added that a footage of CCTV is being examined for leads to the attack.

Meanwhile, the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee ( BTMC), has decided to completely handover the security of the temple to Bihar Police, following the blasts.

Earlier, BTMC and state police were jointly managing the security of the temple with management committee responsible for internal security, while the state police managed external security.

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NIA begins probe into yesterday’s serial blasts at Bodhgaya:

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The National Investigation Agency, NIA has begun probing the serial blasts, which rocked the temple town of Bodhgaya on 8th July 2013.

In the yesterday’s 9 low intensity blasts, two monks were injured. A five-member NIA team including a DIG and two SPs reached Bodhgaya yesterday from New Delhi to start investigations.

Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami termed the blasts as terror attack. Security agencies suspect that Indian Mujahideen may be behind multiple blasts that took place yesterday.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts so far. Sources say that Bihar police have detained one person from Gaya for questioning in connection with the serial blasts. Sources also say that the man was detained on the basis of eye witness accounts and the ongoing investigations. He, however, has not yet been declared a suspect.

The Home Ministry has directed all states to ensure fool-proof security at Buddhist shrines and Tibetan settlements.

Bihar DGP Abhayanand said the security has been beefed at the temple and neighbouring areas. He added that a footage of CCTV is being examined for leads to the attack.

Meanwhile, the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee ( BTMC), has decided to completely handover the security of the temple to Bihar Police, following the blasts.

Earlier, BTMC and state police were jointly managing the security of the temple with management committee responsible for internal security, while the state police managed external security.

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