New Delhi: A bomb blast ripped through a crowded reception area at the entrance to New Delhi`s High Court on Wednesday morning, killing at least 11 people and injuring up to 85, police said.
The court buildings were evacuated as police blocked off the entire area and emergency services rushed the injured, some of them in a very serious condition, to nearby hospitals.
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Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has visited the injured at RML hospital and said doctors are doing the best they can.
Police said the bomb had apparently been placed in a briefcase near the reception where scores of petitioners were queuing for their entry passes to the court complex.