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Delhi Police claims it alerted Bihar on Bodh Gaya terror plot

PTI  New Delhi, July 08, 2013
First Published: 08:03 IST(8/7/2013) | Last Updated: 08:04 IST(8/7/2013)

Delhi Police had alerted its Bihar counterpart and intelligence agencies about Bodh Gaya temple being on the radar of terror outfits, according to senior police official here.

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"The input was given on the basis of information we had obtained from a group of Indian Mujahiddin (IM) terrorist arrested in 2012 in the Pune blasts case," said the Delhi police official.

According to the police, IM operatives had told them that they were planning Pune-like blasts in Delhi and Bihar for which they had specifically spent around two weeks doing a recce of the temple town.

The officer also said that a team of Delhi police is planning to visit Bodh Gaya to share the information it had received from IM operatives with the security agencies investigating the blasts.

Meanwhile, responding to a question on whether security in the national capital has been beefed up following the serial blasts in Bihar, a senior Delhi police officer said, "security is already beefed up in the city".

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