The Gujarat police have accused the Bihar police and administration of failing to cooperate with them during chief minister Narendra Modi's public rally in Patna where serial blasts killed six persons on Sunday.
"Had the Bihar police taken the precautionary measures suggested by the Gujarat police, the tragedy could have been averted," they said in a press release on Wednesday.
"Gujarat's additional DG (intelligence) had written to the special branch of the Bihar police regarding a security threat to the chief minister (Modi) and what measures were to be taken to ensure his safety. But the Bihar police never responded," the release said.
The Gujarat police claimed they had shared all intelligence inputs with the Bihar police but these were not acted upon.
Two senior IPS officers from Gujarat, Shivanand Jha and Pravin Sinha, had gone to Patna to coordinate with the Bihar police regarding security measures at the Gandhi Maidan rally venue and on the route to the rally.