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Blasts on Guwahati-Bangalore Exp: Jaya orders CB-CID probe

IANS  Chennai, May 01, 2014
First Published: 11:47 IST(1/5/2014) | Last Updated: 12:00 IST(1/5/2014)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday ordered a CB-CID probe into the two blasts on board the Bangalore-Guwahati train at the Central Railway Station in Chennai that left a woman passenger dead.

Condemning the incident, Jayalalithaa assured people that there was no need for panic as security measures have been tightened.

"I strongly condemn the blasts. I have directed the police to coordinate with Railway Police to nab those behind this incident and initiate legal action against them. I have asked the CB-CID (Crime Branch CID) to probe this incident," she said in a statement here.

She expressed grief over the death of a 22-year-old woman and sympathised with the injured.

The Chief Minister also announced Rs. one lakh as ex-gratia to the family of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 25,000 to the grievously injured and those who suffered minor injuries respectively.

One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in the twin blasts that went off in quick succession on the Bangalore-Guwahati train Thursday morning.


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