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Agra blast carried out by amateurs: Jitendra Singh

jaipur Updated: Sep 19, 2011 19:18 IST

Union minister of state for home Jitendra Singh on Monday said the investigations into the Agra blast showed it was not carried out by any expert and the motive was to create panic.

"Primary investigations suggest the (Agra) bomb blast accused were not experts. It appears the blast was aimed at just creating panic," he said.

A low intensity blast, in which a crude Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used, in the reception area of a hospital on September 17, some 5-7 kms from Taj Mahal, left six injured.

The minister said the government was making necessary efforts for tracking down criminals and collecting information about terrorists. Data related to notorious criminals and terrorists would be collected to enable investigation agencies to get required information about criminal elements within seconds, he said.

Singh said under this plan nearly 15,000 police stations would be connected through a network and there would be one centre for monitoring it.

When asked about Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's fast, Singh said it was mere a drama. "It seems the run for Prime Ministerial post has started (within the BJP). One with 'Rathyatra' and the other with 'Upwas'."