Bodh Gaya blasts: NIA picks up two suspects in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 12:19

Zee Media Bureau/Neha Attre

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) picked up two suspects on Sunday in connection with the multiple blasts that took place at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya last month.

The two suspects were reportedly picked up from Darbhanga area of Bihar.
A Hindu priest, Arup Brahmachari, was earlier arrested by the NIA in connection with the blasts. Brahmachari hails from West Bengal and was staying at Bodh Gaya.

Sketches of the suspects were also distributed to the public by the NIA in a bid to trace the missing accused.
Serial blasts rocked the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya on July 7 in which two monks were injured. While ten blasts took place in and around the temple premises, three unexploded bombs were also recovered from the complex.

The police said that timers used to trigger the explosion were bought from a shop in Guwahati and were manufactured in Rajkot, Gujarat.

First Published: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 11:43

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