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Bodh Gaya blasts probe handed over to NIA

The probe into the multiple blasts in Bodh Gaya was tonight handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by the Centre following a request from Bihar government.

delhi Updated: Jul 09, 2013 21:52 IST
PTI

The probe into the multiple blasts in Bodh Gaya was handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by the Centre following a request from Bihar government on Tuesday.

The ministry of home affairs has notified that the investigations in the July 7 serial blasts case stand transferred to NIA from Bihar Police, home ministry officials said.

A team of NIA had reached Bodh Gaya on Sunday evening, hours after the temple town was hit by the terror attack, and had been assisting the Bihar Police in the investigation.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had asked the Centre to hand over the investigation into the blasts to NIA.

First Published: Jul 09, 2013 21:50 IST