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One dead, three injured in bomb blast outside Sasaram civil court

A man was killed while three others were injured in a bomb blast at a parking area outside the civil court premises in Bihar’s Sasaram district on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2016 22:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A bomb explosion outside the Sasaram civil court left a man dead and three others injured.(Representational Image)

One person was killed and three were injured in a bomb blast outside the Sasaram civil court premises on Wednesday.

Bihar director-general of police PK Thakur said prima facie evidence suggested the target was the man riding the motorcycle, as ‘four pipes’ carrying detonators were hidden under the seat.

“One of them went off, as the man tried to move ahead. The modus operandi was similar to the previous blast, with the only difference being that the last time the bomb was kept in the side box of the bike,” he added.

This is the second time in the last four months the Sararam court has been targeted — five people were injured in an explosion on March 11. In the last one year, three bomb blasts have taken place in Bihar.

The bomb planted in the motorcycle with registration number BR-24M-7172 went off at around 1:55 pm during rush hour, when the man tried to ride out of the parking area outside the court premises. The deceased was identified as Sachin Kumar alias Guddu.

Incidents of court houses in Bihar being targeted have seen an increase in recent times. Three people were injured in an explosion on the Chapra court on April 18.

Following the April 18 blast, the Patna high court took suo motu cognizance of the incident and sought information from the government on the measures it was taking to ensure their security.

Other courts that have been targeted include the Hajipur court in 2013, the Chapra civil court in September 2014, and the Ara court in January 2015.

First Published: Jul 13, 2016 15:58 IST