New Delhi, Sept 7: The explosion that ripped across the Delhi High Court on Wednesday is sure to have lasting repercussions on the security arrangements in the capital. All major metros in India have raised security following a high alert declared across the state. A state of heightened alert have been announced in Bihar and Mumbai.
The decision on the metro stations were taken at a meeting of senior Home Ministry and police officials at an emergency meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh. With the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and NSG team rushing to the spot, it has been reported that 13 members of the NIA and the bomb squad are presently collecting crucial evidence from the blast site. [UPDATE: Bomb scare in Chandni Chawk, Delhi Metro stopped]
With more than 65 injured and 10 dead, the blasts are the second such incident in the last 4 months. A medium intensity blast is what the police have claimed after the incident. With Home Minister P Chidambaram saying in Parliament, "Terror module involved in the blast not identified yet," the investigations are underway to nail the culprits.