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NIA releases two sketches of suspect in Gaya blasts

Two sketches of a suspect in a monk’s robe in the Bodh Gaya serial blasts were released on Tuesday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which struggled for a breakthrough in its probe nine days after the terror attack.

Sources in the NIA said the sketches--the first to be released in the probe--were made public on the basis of details provided by three eyewitnesses who apparently saw the suspect shortly before the blasts on 7 July and also material emanating from CCTV footage. The two sketches, one in which the suspect is wearing a green mask and another bare face, were posted by the NIA on its website.

The sources said the suspect in monk attire was seen in the CCTV footage moving around Buddhism’s holiest shrine in suspicious circumstances at around 3:30 AM to 4:30 AM shortly before the blasts. NIA also released the CCTV footage and sought information about the suspect.
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