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Aug 18, 2013 at 11:55am IST

Mahabodhi temple blasts: NIA picks up 2 suspects from Darbhanga

Patna: The National Investigation Agency has picked up two suspects in connection with the July 7 serial blasts at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya. The suspects have been held from Darbhanga in Bihar and taken for interrogation.

On Wednesday, the NIA had arrested a Hindu priest, Arup Brahmachari. "The NIA team, with the help of the police, arrested Arup Brahmachari who was absconding after the blasts," an officer of the Bodh Gaya police station said.

Brahmachari, hailing from West Bengal and staying at Bodh Gaya, has been lodged in Rampur police station of Gaya town due to security reasons, the officer said.

A breakthrough still eludes the NIA, investigating the July 7 blasts in which 10 bombs exploded while three other devices were defused. two monks were injured in temple blasts.