Bodh Gaya serial blasts: CCTV footage so far fails to provide any clues

Patna, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 July 2013, 04:15 PM

The CCTV footage of the nine serial blasts that rocked the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya on Sunday has not provided any clues so far, sources said on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, the Bihar Police released the CCTV footage. Based on their initial investigation, the investigators suspect that the bomb was planted in the temple premises between 2pm to 4pm in cover of darkness.

Investigators also began their probe after police detained one person in Kolkata for questioning in connection with the Sunday's terror attack.

A suspected Indian Mujahideen member, who was arrested on Sunday from the Nadia district in West Bengal, will be questioned over whether he had any role to play in the multiple blasts that rocked the Mahabodhi temple.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which reached Bodh Gaya on Sunday evening, began its probe into the serial blasts.

Terror struck the world renowned religious site of Bodh Gaya, Bihar in the early hours on Sunday as a series of nine explosions in and around the famous Mahabodhi temple left two monks injured. "Two monks from Tibet and Myanmar were injured in the attack," an eyewitness said.

The 1500-year-old temple, which is a UNESCO World heritage site, and the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, did not suffer any damage in the blasts which shook the holy town frequented by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the whole of southeast Asia.

First Published: Monday, July 08, 2013 04:09 PM
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