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Delhi Police had warned about attack on Mahabodhi temple

Last Updated: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 13:35

New Delhi: A team of Delhi Police is likely to visit Bihar`s Bodh Gaya town to share information provided by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists who had earlier planned an attack on the temple, police said on Sunday.

"We will be sending a team to Bodh Gaya to share the information provided by the arrested IM operatives who had planned to carry out serial blasts in the temple," a senior Delhi Police officer told IANS here.

The officer added that they had alerted intelligence agencies and Bihar Police about a possible terror attack in the state. "We had shared the inputs with intelligence agencies and Bihar Police about a possible terror attack," the police officer said.

According to police, the IM operatives had informed them that they had spent 15 days in Bihar doing a recce of the temple.
In 2012, Delhi Police had busted a group of IM terrorists which carried out serial blasts in Pune. They had planned similar attacks in Delhi and Bodh Gaya too.
The arrested IM terrorists in the Pune blast case were identified as Syed Makbul, Irfan, Imran and Asad.


First Published: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 13:35

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