Ranchi module of Indian Mujahideen behind Bodh Gaya blasts: NIA

The NIA today claimed that it has cracked the Bodh Gaya blasts case. The investigative agency has said that the Ranchi module of the Indian Mujahideen was behind the blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple, the same group that was behind the serial blasts at Narendra Modi's Patna rally.

CNN-IBN reported that the NIA had recovered a chart during a raid at Ranchi lodge on Monday with the details of those who had planted bombs that caused the blasts in Bodh Gaya.

 Ranchi module of Indian Mujahideen behind Bodh Gaya blasts: NIA

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Ten blasts took place in Bodh Gaya on 7 July, but luckily there were no casualties. Two monks were injured in the incident, while three unexploded bombs were found later.

The NIA also recovered many explosives during the raid at the lodge in the Hindpiri locality of Ranchi. The raid was conducted after a tip off by the Patna police, reported CNN-IBN.

After scanning the documents recovered maps of the Bodh Gaya temple. Many names have also come up from those documents. While some of those allegedly involved in the blast are already under custody, some others are still absconding.

The NIA has launched a manhunt for those IM operatives who are still on the run, reported CNN-IBN.

Meanwhile, in the view of the developments in the Bodh Gaya blasts, the BJP has harshly criticised the Centre and the Bihar state government over security lapses in Narendra Modi's Patna rally.

"The serial blasts in Patna shows that there was a complete lack of security at the Patna rally. The government should take terrorism seriously," Prakash Javadekar said.

Updated Date: Nov 06, 2013 13:14:00 IST