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Pune blasts live: All blasts occurred within 1 km radius, says Chavan

by FP Staff  Aug 1, 2012 23:17 IST

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11.15pm Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan

"All blasts occurred within 1km radius. Maharashtra deputy chief minister, state home minister, two NIA teams from Delhi, Maharashtra ATS chief are all going to Pune."

10.50pm Total seven IEDs used.

10.45pm: Pune-based Army Southern Command sends bomb disposal squads to assist Pune police.

10.28pm "One of the injured person, who carried the bomb, is in custody," says home secretary RK Singh.

10.07pm FOUR BLASTS. FIFTH DEFUSED. SAYS HOME MINISTER SUSHIL KUMAR SHINDE.

10.06pm "Blasts occurred between 7.27pm-8.15pm. I had to go to Pune to attend a function," said Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in New Delhi.

10.05pm:CFSL to leave for Pune from New Delhi.

Policemen cordon off an area after a blast in Pune on Wednesday. Four low-intensity bomb blasts in quick succession shook the city in the evening injuring at least two people. PTI

10.03pm Terror angle cannot be ruled out in Pune explosions as it appears to be planned attack: Home Secretary RK Singh.

9.45pm "Terror angle cannot be ruled out," says home secretary RK Singh.

9.19pm Sixth explosive defused.

9.11pm: Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad, bomb squad, National Investigation Agency rush for blast spots. NIA teams to fly in from Delhi and Mumbai.

9.09pm: FIFTH BLAST REPORTED. ONE MORE INJURED. BLAST AT DECCAN MALL.

9.07pm "There is no terror angle. It is an act of mischief," Gulabrao Pol, Police Commissioner, Pune told CNN-IBN.

9.04pm: The area has many shops. People have gathered to shop for Rakhi on Thursday. The low intensity blasts caused more panic while no casualties were reported so far.

9.00pm: Snippets of details of emerging. In three incidents, cycles were used. This modus operandi was also seen in earlier blasts in Uttar Pradesh.

Leaf from the past: The German Bakery blast

In February 2010, 17 people were killed and at least 60 injured when a bomb went off at the crowded German Bakery in Pune. An Italian woman, two Sudanese students, and an Iranian student were among those killed. The German Bakery is located close to the Jewish Chabad House in Koregaon Park. The involvement of Indian Mujahideen, the Indian arm of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lasker-e-Taiba, was suspected in the incident.

8.45pm "We had three blasts at three different locations," Gulabrao Pol, Police Commissioner, Pune told CNN-IBN.

8.40pm One bomb was placed on a cycle carrier outside Dena Bank, another in a dustbin outside McDonalds, one more in a cake outside the Bal Gandharv Theatre. The fourth blast was at the Garware Bridge.

8.35pm Sketchy details coming in. The explosions took place on the Jangli Maharaj Road, a popular hangout for college students in the city.

8.30pm Gory memories of the German Bakery blast in 2010 came alive to Pune citizens today evening as four low intensity blasts rocked the city injuring one person, police said.

The explosions took place on the Jangli Maharaj Road, a popular hangout for college students in the city, a CNN-IBN report said.