Agra Blast: Security beefed up in Mumbai hospitals

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Agra Blast
Agra, Sept 18: A crude bomb explosion at Agra's Jai Hospital led to the beefing up of security outside Mumbai's hospitals.

A low intensity crude bomb explosion took place at a private hospital on Saturday which injured 8 people, said PK Tiwari, IG Agra. The bomb was kept in a bag. The explosion took place in the lobby of Jai Hospital. The hospital is situated barely 3 km from Taj Mahal.

Even the security of the Taj Mahal has been beefed up for the safety of Indian and foreign tourists.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Agra Range) Assem Arun has been quoted as saying,"Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) have arrived at the site to gather more information about the nature of the explosion."

Inspector General of Police (Agra Zone) PK Tiwari has been quoted as saying, "We will confirm the nature of the explosion on the basis of forensic reports."

He added, the explosive was kept inside a tiffin recovered from the reception.

Dr Manvendra Singh, the receptionist and the two attendants were injured in the blast.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Rajiv Jalota, in charge of hospitals has been quoted as saying,"In the wake of the recent attacks we have beefed up the security of all the civic hospitals. We are in the process of employing security personnel."

Uttar Pradesh police sent a report  to the Union Home Ministry on the low intensity blast occurred in Agra's Jai Hospital.

The police forces said that it is yet to be probed whether it was a terror strike or was due to some business rivalry.

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