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Centre seeks report on Patna blasts, rushes NIA team

PTI  New Delhi, October 27, 2013
First Published: 15:08 IST(27/10/2013) | Last Updated: 07:35 IST(28/10/2013)

The home ministry on Sunday sought a report from the Bihar government on the explosion of a crude bomb in Patna and is sending a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) to assist in further investigations.

   
Concerned over the blast at the Patna Railway Station and recovery of two more crude bombs, the ministry told the state government to send a report about the nature of the bomb, suspected persons or organisations which could be behind it and steps taken to maintain law and order, official sources said.
   
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.
    
A bomb exploded in a toilet at Patna railway station today injuring a person while two more bombs were recovered from the area, barely kilometers away from Gandhi Maidan where BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally.

The blasts took place hours before BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally at the ground.


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