Intelligence shared with Delhi Police in July: HM on HC blast
With terror striking the capital again, home minister P Chidambaram today said intelligence about threats were shared with Delhi Police in July but contended that it would not be possible at this stage to identify the group that caused the bomb blast at high court.
Making a statement in the Lok Sabha on the blast, he regretted that the "tragic incident" had taken place despite Delhi Police being on high alert and capacity being built to strengthen the force in the last few years.
Informing members that the case will be handed over to the National Investigative Agency (NIA), Chidambaram said government will not be intimidated by terrorist groups and was "determined to track down the perpetrators of this horrific crime and bring them to justice."
He noted that Delhi is a target of terrorist groups and when Parliament is in session and during certain other times of the year, the capital is placed on high alert.
"Intelligence agencies constantly share intelligence inputs with Delhi Police. Intelligence pertaining to threats emanating from certain groups was shared with Delhi Police in July, 2011," the home minister said.
"At this stage, it is not possible to identify the group that caused the bomb blast today," he said about the terror strike which was the second incident at the high court in over three months
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- Metro services were shut all across central, north and west Delhi yesterday after the farmers’ protest in the national capital turned violent
- A street hawker, Muhammed Nadeem, travels to most parts of Delhi-NCR.
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