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One person detained in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts

One person detained in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts

Gaya: One person was detained Monday by the NIA in connection with the serial blasts at the Mahabodhi temple in which two monks were injured.

DIG, Magadh Range, Nayyer Hasnain Khan said an identity card was found within the temple premises yesterday on the basis of which the person was detained.

The NIA, Khan said, was interrogating him.

"One suspect hailing from Barachatti block in Gaya has been detained and we are questioning him. We have been analysing the footage and based on that some more people would be questioned soon," a senior police official said.

"All the CCTV cameras in the Mahabodhi temple premises were fully functional. As you must have seen in the CCTV footage, both state security personnel and temple's own security personnel were present. I don't think there was any lapse on security front," the official said.

A five-member NIA team comprising a DIG and two SPs reached here yesterday by a special plane from New Delhi and went straight to the Mahabodhi temple to start investigations.

Security has been stepped up at the temple and adjoining areas.

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