Bodh Gaya

  • Bihar Police wants custody of IM's Tehsin Akhtar 25-03-2014 07:48 PM

    Bihar Police will seek the custody of Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, who was the brain behind last year's blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, police said on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Akhtar, a resident of Maniarpur village in Samastipur district, was arrested by Delhi Police from Rajasthan. Patna's...
  • Indian Mujahideen head Yasin Bhatkal's deputy Tehseen Akhtar arrested 25-03-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in investigations into several terror cases, Indian security agencies arrested the officiating head of the Indian Mujahideen, Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu on Tuesday. A Delhi Police official said he was arrested from the Naxalbari area in Darjeeling. His arrest will deal a major blow...
  • 'To teach boyfriend a lesson, my uncle sent threat SMS to DM using phone he gifted me' 15-03-2014 12:59 PM

    At least three people, including a girl, have been detained in Patna for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said on Saturday. Police detained Sunny, Rakesh and a 19-year-old girl from Ranipur-Rasulpur locality in Patna late on Friday, Senior Superintendent of Police...
  • Aslam Pervez confesses his involvement in Bodh Gaya, Gandhi Maidan blasts: Police 08-03-2014 11:03 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested one accused of the serial blasts during Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last in October last year from a village in Arwal district of Bihar, police said. The person arrested was identified as Aslam Pervez, son of Maqsood Alam...
  • NIA detains two in Bodh Gaya blasts case 07-03-2014 06:15 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two people in Bihar's Arwal district to quiz them over the July 7, 2013, serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said on Friday. A district police official said the NIA team detained two residents of Avgila village in Patna district. Last week also,...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Suspected IM activist arrested in Arwal 02-03-2014 05:06 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) activist in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts from a village in Bihars Arwal district, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, the NIA team arrested the suspected IM activist Md Irfan from Auwgila village late...
  • NIA arrests 2 persons in connection with blasts at Modi's Patna rally 25-02-2014 07:26 AM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested two persons from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the blasts outside the rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on October 27. NIA sources said Fakruddin and Ahmed were arrested from Mirzapur in eastern Uttar Pradesh for allegedly procurring...
  • Property of Patna serial blasts' suspect attached after he fails to surrender 13-01-2014 11:54 AM

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Haider Ali, accused in bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached on Sunday night after he failed to surrender, police said on Monday. Haider is a resident of Khiryawa village under Madanpur police station in Aurangabad district. "A joint team of...
  • Bihar blasts accused's property attached by NIA and Bihar Police 11-01-2014 07:57 PM

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, accused in several bomb blasts including in Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached by the NIA and Bihar Police Saturday after he failed to surrender within the stipulated deadline, police said. Akhtar is a resident of Maniyarpur...
  • NIA not sharing information about Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts: Ranchi police 01-01-2014 11:39 AM

    The NIA, which has detained persons from here in connection with the blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, has been accused of not sharing information about the same with the Ranchi police. The NIA has refused to divulge information about the persons they had detained from Ranchi for interrogation in...
  • Govt clears Rs 1,912 crore of road projects in Bihar, Gujarat 26-12-2013 11:45 PM

    The government on Thursday approved the widening of highways in Bihar and Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1,912 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared projects that include the four-laning of a highway stretch in the Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar for Rs 1,408.85 crore and...
  • Patna blasts suspect's family among others invited to Modi rally 23-12-2013 09:16 AM

    Jharkhand BJP leaders reached out to the family of Patna blast suspect Imitiaz, inviting them to their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally here on December 29. BJP is extending invitations to every family in Jharkhand requesting them to turn up at the rally. "Under the leadership of senior BJP...
  • With Mid-day meal tragedy and terror attacks, 2013 proves to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar 21-12-2013 12:07 PM

    2013 proved to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar who had to walk the tightrope after being pushed to the brink following JD-U's split from BJP, the terror attack in Bodh Gaya and serial blasts in the state capital during Narendra Modi's rally. Bihar government, which had earned praise...
  • NIA takes Patna serial blasts suspect to Ranchi for more leads 19-12-2013 07:38 AM

    The NIA sleuths on Wednesday brought Patna serial blasts suspect Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in search of more evidences in connection with Bodhgaya and Patna serial blasts, a senior IPS officer said. "The NIA team is here. It has brought Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in connection with Patna bomb blasts....
  • NIA given 13-day remand of 2 SIMI activists involved in Patna blasts, Bodh Gaya attacks 04-12-2013 02:31 PM

    A special court in Patna on Wednesday gave 13 days remand of two SIMI activists arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts to NIA for questioning. After being brought to Patna from Raipur, two SIMI activists--Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin Kureshi--were produced in the court of...
  • Bihar's Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold 28-11-2013 08:21 PM

    The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand - giving the shrine a new look. "A team of technical experts from Thailand has completed work to gold-plate the dome and final touches were given...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police 28-11-2013 08:09 AM

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a Delhi-Bodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said. Police added that along with the recent Patna blasts accused Haider Ali alias 'Abdulla', Siddhiqui (35), had...
  • Nitish Kumar should explain security lapse to people: BJP 25-11-2013 08:53 PM

    BJP on Monday took a swipe at Nitish Kumar, who presented the annual performance report of Bihar government in Patna, saying the Chief Minister should have also highlighted its alleged failure to combat terror attacks and sudden spate in Maoist activities in the state. In a statement issued in Patna,...
  • Patna serial blasts: Police custody of SIMI members arrested from Raipur extended 23-11-2013 08:56 AM

    A local court on Friday extended the police remand of four suspected SIMI activists, arrested in Raipur in connection with Patna serial blasts, till November 27. Seven other members of the banned outfit were sent in judicial remand till December 6. "Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Kumar has extended the police...
  • Nitish flayed for delayed decision on setting up ATS in Bihar 22-11-2013 09:32 PM

    The BJP, on Friday, criticised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for delaying in the formation of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and alleged that the serial blasts in the city and Bodh Gaya would have been averted had the state government formed the unit much earlier. The government has delayed the formation...
  • FIR against IM cadre Tehseen Akhtar, Haider Ali for Patna, Bodh Gaya blasts 22-11-2013 04:08 PM

    An FIR has been registered by the Bihar police against two Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehseen Akhtar and Haider Ali, besides some unnamed persons in connection with the serial bomb blasts at Patna and Bodh Gaya and illegal transaction of money having links with Pakistan. The FIR was lodged at Gandhi...
  • Patna serial blasts suspects may flee to Nepal, NIA informs Bihar police 18-11-2013 03:21 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has told Bihar Police to look out for five terror suspects involved in Patna and Bodh Gaya bombings as they may be hiding in districts on the India-Nepal border and were likely to escape to Nepal, police Monday said. "After NIA's alert, Bihar Police headquarters...
  • Patna, Gaya blasts: Chhattisgarh Police arrests 7 members of SIMI 18-11-2013 09:31 AM

    New Delhi: Continuing its crackdown on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Chhattisgarh Police, on Monday, arrested seven members of the banned outfit in connection with the Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts. The arrests were made after raids in Patna and Ranchi revealed SIMI links with Indian Mujahideen terrorists blamed...
  • Patna blasts: NIA announces cash reward for information on IM men 17-11-2013 06:13 PM

    NIA, on Sunday, announced a cash reward of up to Rs 10 lakh for any information leading to arrest of five absconding accused of banned Indian Mujahideen terror group including Tahseen Akhtar in Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts cases. Besides Akhtar alias 'Monu', a resident of Bihar, others named...
  • Thai commandos guard 300kg gold for Mahabodhi temple in Bihar 13-11-2013 11:40 PM

    Two dozen commandos from Thailand are guarding nearly 300 kg gold in 13 boxes in Bihar's Bodh Gaya town as work began to cover the dome of 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple in glitter. The much awaited work to gold-plate the dome is being carried out by a team of technical...
  • NIA alert helps Bihar police nab kingpin of illegal money transaction racket 13-11-2013 01:09 PM

    A woman "kingpin" of an illegal money transaction racket operating from Lakhisarai with Pakistani link, has been arrested from Karnataka by Bihar Police. A team of Bihar Police arrested Aysha Bano from Mangalore. Her husband, Zubair, who runs a bidi business was detained, Lakhisarai Superintendent of Police Rajiv Mishra told...
  • Several Thai commandos guard Mahabodhi temple as work to gold-plate the dome begins 13-11-2013 12:52 PM

    Two dozen commandos from Thailand are guarding nearly 300 kg gold in 13 boxes in Bihar's Bodh Gaya town as work began to cover the dome of 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple in glitter. The much awaited work to gold-plate the dome is being carried out by a team of technical...
  • Govt begins process to set up anti-terrorist squad 11-11-2013 06:20 PM

    The Bihar government has begun the process to set up an anti-terrorist squad (ATS) in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday. "Bihar Police have began the process to set up ATS soon," Nitish Kumar told media persons in Patna, and added that the state cabinet has approved...
  • Patna blasts: NIA upset over Jharkhand Police publicising Ranchi lodge raid 06-11-2013 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: The NIA is reportedly upset over Jharkhand Police publicising the details about the raid at a Ranchi lodge which was carried out in connection with the October 27 serial bomb blasts in Patna. Sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday that a senior NIA officer told the Jharkhand DGP that...
  • Patna serial blasts: NIA says probe building up on some suspects 06-11-2013 01:32 PM

    Amidst reports that security agencies were looking for a girl student from Bokaro in connection with Patna serial blasts, the NIA on Wednesday said a few more suspects are on the radar of the agency. "The investigation is building up on some suspects, but we can't reveal anything at this...