Two injured in bomb attack in court premises in Chapra

 An informant in a triple murder case was among two persons injured in a bomb attack targeting them in the district court premises at Chapra in Bihar's Saran district today, police said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 19, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

Chapra: An informant in a triple murder case was among two persons injured in a bomb attack targeting them in the district court premises at Chapra in Bihar's Saran district today, police said.

As soon as informant Shashi Bhushan Singh and Manjit Singh, who was eyewitness in the case, entered the court premise to appear before a judge in connection with the trial, the assailants hurled two bombs from the roof of the two-storied court building, Additional Superintendent of Police Sushil Kumar said.

While Manjit Singh escaped unhurt, his police guard Yogendra Yadav and Shashi Bhushan Singh sustained injuries. The two were taken to a hospital.

The assailants managed to flee as chaos gripped the court premises after the explosion, the ASP said, adding that the attackers have been identified and raids were being carried out to nab them.

Attempt on the life of the two had taken place earlier too.

They had to appear in connectin with the July 2011 attack on the house of late RJD MP Umashankar Singh in Saran district. Gunmen had fired indiscriminately killing three persons -- Devendra Singh, Manibhushan Singh and Dinesh Roy.