Central government sending expert team to Ahmedabad: home secretary

July 26th, 2008 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta Saturday confirmed that there were at least 14 terror blasts in Ahmedabad and said an expert team had been sent to the city to study the pattern of bomb explosions. “We have already sent one expert team to asses the blast situation in Gujarat and one more team is going early tomorrow,” Gupta told reporters here.

“We have been touch with the director general of police (Gujarat) and are coordinating with state government authorities on all concerned matters.

“We have given orders to our officers to provide whatever the state government requires from us,” Gupta added.

On the alert the home ministry has issued to states earlier this week, Gupta said: “Not particularly to Ahmedabad, but we have sent alerts and advisories to all states three to four days back.”

“In fact, a day before the Bangalore blasts, top officials of our ministry and state government authorities had a review meeting.

“We are going to hold a similar meeting again with state DGPs,” he added.

The bombs that went off in Ahmedabad were planted on bicycles or in lunch boxes, the officials added.

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