Police recover more bombs in Ahmedabad a day after serial blasts rocked the stateJuly 27th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad/ Surat, July 27 (ANI): Even as authorities are investigating into the serial blasts of Ahmedabad that took place a day after similar coordinated blasts rocked Bangalore, Gujarat police recovered and defused more live bombs on Sunday.
Situation was grim in Ahmedabad where security has been beefed up and top leaders called on high-level meeting to take a stock of the situation.
Indian army, which has been called in as a precautionary measure, marched through the sensitive streets of Ahmedabad.
Meanwhile senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lal Krisna Advani reached the terror-struck Ahmedabad to review the situation.
We have been consistently saying that one of the principal challenges we have identified for the last so many years is internal security which has seriously threatened by terrorism and naxalism. These are the two grave threats to internal security, said Advani.
On the other hand, senior explosives and forensic experts of National Security Guard (NSG) inspected the blast sites in Ahmedabad.
The BJP rules both Bangalore and Ahmedabad states targeted in the bomb attacks.
Suspicion is falling on Islamist militant’’s intent on destabilising India by fanning tensions between Hindus and Muslims, and police were deployed in Ahmedabad on Saturday to maintain calm.
In Surat, a special bomb disposal squad defused a live bomb. The bomb was found near a local hospital and was successfully defused by the bomb disposal squad.
We have found the material used in making the bomb and we have defused the bomb, said V M Paragi, joint police commissioner, Surat city.
At least 16 small bombs exploded in Ahmedabad on Saturday killing at least 29 people and wounding 88, a day after another set of blasts in the country’’s IT hub Bangalore.
Several TV channels said they had received an email from a group called the “Indian Mujahideen” at the time of the blasts. The same group claimed responsibility for eight bombs that killed 63 people in Jaipur in May.
India has suffered a wave of bombings in recent years, with targets ranging from mosques and Hindu temples to trains.
It is unusual for any group to claim responsibility, but India says it suspects militant groups from Pakistan and Bangladesh are behind many of the attacks. (ANI)
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