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Jul 10, 2013 at 01:43pm IST

Will consider CISF security for religious sites, says Shinde

Bodh Gaya: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the investigation into the Mahabodhi blasts was still on and the investigators were probing all possible angles in the case.

Shinde along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday visited the Mahabodhi temple, which witnessed 10 bomb blasts on Sunday.

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"Small gas cylinders were packed with nails and ball bearings and detonated," he said, while adding that the Centre did not delay in dispatching NIA and NSG teams to Bodh Gaya.

On the CISF security demand made by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Shinde said no religious site in the country has CISF security but after this incident the government is thinking over it.

The Home Minister admitted that religious sites were vulnerable to terror attacks because of security lax and assured that measures will be taken to make them more secure. "There are many problems. Infiltration is happening from other countries, there are communal problems, Naxalism is also there," he said.

Shinde denied that the government and the state government were sitting on intelligence inputs about a probable attack in Bodh Gaya. "The Centre and the Delhi Police had issued warnings about a probable terror attack. The state government acted on intelligence warnings and the had DIG called a security review meet," he said.

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