NIA announces `10 lakh reward for information on Bodhgaya suspects

Investigators have not yet made any breakthrough in the serial bomb blasts that rocked Bodhgaya’s Mahabodhi temple in Bihar, officials said on Wednesday.  Though Indian Mujahideen had tweeted claiming responsibility for the bombings, the investigating officers said they are pursuing their own leads in the case.

Ten bombs went off Sunday at the 1,500 years old Mahabodhi temple complex, where the Buddha had attained enlightenment. Two monks were injured in the explosions. ‘Three FIRs were lodged Tuesday night in Bodhgaya police station on the basis of the statement of a staff of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee, a Buddhist monk and a police official,’ Gaya Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar said.

‘Now, the main focus of NIA (National Investigation Agency) is on six suspects, including a woman, who were detained from Patna and Gaya and interrogated by the them, and some suspects caught on CCTV footage...,’ a police official said.

The NIA on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs.10 lakhs for anybody providing information regarding the bombing suspects.According to police officials, the CCTV footage shows three people entering the temple premises through unspecified entry points while two others stood near the gate close to the car they came in. One of them, who is the tallest, carried a bag on his shoulder.
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