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Security beefed up at Mahavir temple in Patna

PTI  Patna, July 07, 2013
First Published: 12:53 IST(7/7/2013) | Last Updated: 12:55 IST(7/7/2013)

Security was on Sunday beefed up at the Mahavir Temple near Patna railway junction in the wake of the serial blasts in Bodh Gaya.


Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order, S K Bharadwaj said a section of the police force was deployed at the temple.

Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaj told PTI that additional security, including anti-sabotage team was deployed at the temple and its surrounding areas.

Additional policemen have been deployed as a precautionary measure and the dog squad was put into service to sanitise the temple premises, he said.

The temple management committee general secretary Acharya Kishore Kunal said GRP and district police officials rushed to the spot to review its security arrangements soon after the serial blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple and surrounding areas in the holy town of Bodh Gaya town in Bihar's Gaya district this morning.

Intelligence agencies had reportedly tipped off the state government about terror threat to Mahavir temple in addition to the Buddhist temples in Bodh Gaya.

Thousands of people visit the Mahavir Temple generally on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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