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Blasts in Bodh Gaya 'a cowardly act,' says Sonia Gandhi

PTI  New Delhi, July 07, 2013
First Published: 23:38 IST(7/7/2013) | Last Updated: 23:40 IST(7/7/2013)

Condemning the serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple in Bihar as a "cowardly" act, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday expressed hope that the guilty will be brought to book at the earliest.

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Gandhi said the attack on the sanctum sanctorum of peace was unfortunate.

"Congress president Sonia Gandhi has condemned the attack at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya. Terming the incident as cowardly, she said that an attack on the sanctum sanctorum of peace was unfortunate to say the least. She expressed hope that the guilty will be brought to book at the earliest," the AICC said.

Congress general secretary and communication department in-charge Ajay Maken earlier said, "We condemn this horrific incident in Bodh Gaya. I urge the state government and other agencies to bring the guilty to justice as soon as possible.

We also wish speedy recovery to all the injured."  

Terror struck one of the holiest Buddhist shrines, the Mahabodhi Temple, and other places in Bihar's pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya early on Sunday morning, with suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives simultaneously triggering nine low intensity bombs leaving two monks injured.

A five-member NIA team comprising a DIG and two SPs has reached there by a special plane from New Delhi and began their probe at the temple complex.


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