83 injured in serial blasts before Modi’s Patna rally
Five people were killed and 83 injured in eight crude bomb explosions in Patna before Narendra Modi arrival in the city to address a rally in the city.
The Bihar police have arrested one person in connection to the blast.
According to sources, the suspect was picked from near Gandhi maidan where Modi held his rally. He was seen moving around suspiciously around the venue when the police picked him up. The police are not yet canada goose outlet florida giving out the name of the arrested suspect as it could hamper the probe.
Based on his statements, the police have detained three more suspects and are questioning them. He said that he was one of the eight people, who was given the task to plant bombs across the city.
The confession comes close on the heels of an unexploded bomb being found under the dais at Gandhi maidan where Modi held a rally, said insiders.
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IB officials say that a preliminary look at the blast points towards political rivalry. Such an attack creates panic and many may prefer to stay indoors.
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At the rally, plumes of smoke billowed from a couple of sites even canada goose outlet toronto address as BJP leaders, including its prime ministerial candidate Modi, addressed the crowd.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned the blasts and appealed for calm. He spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and asked him to speedily probe the blasts and ensure that perpetrators are punished.
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The Centre also decided to send a team of explosive experts of the NIA to help the Bihar police in post blast investigation, they said.
Station Manager of Patna cheap canada goose Junction Raju Kumar said eleven trains booked by the BJP for the rally had arrived much before the blast. Patna City SP Jaykant said that security arrangements had canada goose outlet washington dc been scaled up there.
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JD U leader Sabir Ali questioned why “such incidents were happening after the JD U parted ways with BJP”.
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A group of angry BJP workers and supporters protested against the explosions near Patna police control room and attacked https://www.weezer-online.com police vehicles. The BJP in Bihar has expressed its anguish over the manner in which the case was being handled. Former Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tweeted, “On hearing the explosions I called the DG of the state who told him not to worry, as it was a truck tyre that had burst.”
Image: Smoke rises after a bomb exploded near Gandhi maidan in Patna where Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally on Sunday.