At least three people, including a girl, have been detained here for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said on Saturday.
A meeting was called by Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC) in which top district police and civil officials and heads of various monasteries participated to discuss better implementation of security arrangements after the serial blasts that left two monks injured.
"As soon as we received the red alert from the state headquarters after the blasts in Bihar, all officials involved in the security of the temples were told that there should be no lapses," Arun Kumar, Additional District Magistrate (Law and Order), Mathura, said.
Although Nepal Police have not received any concrete intelligence inputs that Buddhist pilgrimage centres may be targeted, a security alert has been put out for all shrines, including at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, close to the border with India.
Normal life was severely hit in Bihar's Gaya district today as BJP and RJD gave separate bandh calls to protest against the state government's alleged security lapses that led to the terror attack in the temple town injuring two monks, official sources said
Eight blasts today rocked the temple town of Bodhgaya, leaving two monks injured.