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NIA to probe Mahabodhi temple blasts, says Nitish Kumar

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Jul 07, 2013 at 01:47pm IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would conduct a probe into the serial blasts in the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya town, and the CISF would be deployed for fool-proof security in the area.

"The NIA will probe the serial blasts in the Bodhgaya temple. An NIA team is reaching Bodhgaya on Sunday afternoon to begin the probe," Nitish Kumar told reporters after conducting an inspection of the blast site.

The Chief Minister, expressing sorrow and shock at the blasts, said that he would request the central government to deploy the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for temple security.

NIA to probe Mahabodhi temple blasts, says Nitish Kumar

NIA to probe Mahabodhi temple blasts, says Nitish Kumar

"CISF is the top security force and suitable to protect the Bodhgaya temple," he said, adding that in view of the serial blasts, the government would heighten security in the area.

The Bihar chief minister said the temple would open again soon for pilgrims and tourists, and added that local police had already begun investigations.

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