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2 suspects picked up for Bodh Gaya serial blasts

PTI  Darbhanga (Bihar), August 18, 2013
First Published: 16:09 IST(18/8/2013) | Last Updated: 20:41 IST(18/8/2013)

Police have picked up two persons as suspects of Bodh Gaya blasts from Brahmapura village in Madhubani district and handed them over to a NIA team for questioning.

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"Complying to a NIA notice, a Darbhanga police team picked up Md Farooq and Shashi Ranjan Sahu two days ago and handed them over the same day to the agency probing the Bodh Gaya blasts for their interrogation," superintendent of police Upendra Kumar Sharma said.

He said that NIA had earlier sent a notice to the Darbhanga police asking it to produce the two suspects before it for questioning in connection with their alleged role in Bodh Gaya serial blasts last month.

Sharma clarified that the two suspects had neither been detained nor arrested by the Darbhanga police, but they were picked up on the NIA's directive.

Farooq works as an orchestra dancer and Sahu runs a mobile phone shop of his father.

Serial blasts had rocked the world-famous Mahabodhi temple and adjoining areas in Bodh Gaya on July 7 last in which two monks sustained injuries.

The Bodh Gaya blasts were being investigated by an NIA team.


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