Surat, Jul 30: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited Surat on Wednesday, July 30 a day-after 18 live bombs was found in the diamond city.
A sense of curfew prevailed in the city as all shops, offices, multiplexes, parks, shopping malls remained closed. Modi urged the people of Surat not to deter under the fear and called for normal life to resume. Terming the attacks as a proxy war on terror, Modi announced a reward of Rs 51 lakh for information leading to terrorists involved in the serial blasts in Ahmedabad and planting of bombs in Surat.
“This is a part of a conspiracy to attack India's economic centers. Therefore, these attacks on Ahmedabad and Surat. This a proxy war and unless we follow the same rules as followed during wartime, these attacks will continue," he said. Eighteen live bombs were found on Tuesday, July 29 from Varacha area, which houses maximum number of diamond units. All of them were defused. Modi also held a meeting with top police officials of the city after visiting the sites.