According to sources, an unidentified person left a parcel in the shop on Friday night. The parcel was supposed to be sent to another person. Later on Saturday morning it was found that the parcel contained a bomb connected to a timer device.
Madurai police began probing who left the parcel and who was it meant for. The news of parcel bomb scared many in the city as serial bomb blasts recently rocked Pune in Maharashtra. The parcel bomb was found and defused the day when Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was supposed to visit the city.
According to sources, Modi earlier had cancelled his plan to visit Madurai prior to some other plans. It seems that the Gujarat CM's decision of cancelling his plan indeed saved him from facing any kind of security trouble during his visit to Tamil Nadu. Earlier in Oct 2011, a bomb was found on BJP leader LK Advani's route, under a bridge on the outskirts of Madurai.
The serial bomb blast in Pune scared all in the country and now another news about parcel bomb made people think about their security and safety in India especially at the time when special security measures have been taken ahead of the Independence Day.
Meanwhile, State and Central intelligence agencies have been put on alert after an e-mail threatening blast in Delhi on Independence Day was sent to various state chief secretaries, including Rajasthan Chief Secretary CK Mathew.
The e-mail also contained specific details of the man, it claimed, would carry out the blasts, they said. Efforts are on to trace the source of the e-mail and the sender's identity.