Explosion caused by firecrackers in Lucknow district court (Lead)

November 14th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 14 (IANS) An explosion caused by firecrackers in the district court premises caused panic here Friday. No casualties were reported, the police said.”Firecrackers caused the explosion. Labels of a cracker manufacturing unit, Sivakasi, have been recovered from the site,” district police chief Akhil Kumar told IANS.

There is nothing to worry. The incident has nothing to do with any terror attack, he added.

According to police officials, the incident was suspected to be the handiwork of a group of lawyers who wanted to disrupt the court activities.

The explosion took place about 11.45 a.m. in a bathroom, near the office of the district judge.

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