We had no intelligence inputs, says Patna ADG
Patna ADG Ravindra Kumar said, "There was no specific input by the IB on the terror attack," Kumar said and added that the police always receives general inputs. He refused to divulge on details of the investigations into the Patna blast. "The investigation is going in the right direction."
BJP govt hits out at Bihar govt
Arun Jaitley on Monday questioned the Bihar government and demanded answers regarding the IB alert issued to the Bihar government. "When a CM visits another state, the host state needs to certify an ASL, Bihar government didn't do that," he said.
Jaitley said that 'being soft on terror is being soft on security.' "It was our good luck and good fortune that the remaining explosives didn't explode," he said.
Jaitley said that there were no senior police officials whom they could talk to about security concerns.
Hitting out at the Bihar government, he said that their 'attitude was casual and callous.' "Yesterday it was BJP. Tomorrow it will be some other party. Centre needs to reassess its security environment," Jaitley said.
Home Minister says Modi was provided adequate security
After his meeting with IB chief, Sushilkumar Shinde said that he will visit Patna tomorrow to do an analysis of the situation following the blasts.
On asking about security for Narendra Modi, he said that Modi was given adequate security during his campaign rally in Patna. "Indian government has provided Modi with the security he requires," he said.
Intelligence Bureau briefs Home Minister
According to a report by Times Now, the chief of intelligence bureau is currently briefing Home Minister on the Patna serial blast, which took place on Sunday.
Digvijay does a U-turn on tweet
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh blamed Bihar CM for the serial blasts saying that he needed to be blamed for the breakdown of law and order in the state. He had earlier tweeted that the BJP and Narendra Modi would benefit by the blast.
Patna blasts a result of criminal negligence
Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said that serial blasts in Patna were a result of criminal negligence and also added that lack of security at the event felt deliberate. The Bihar government had tried to ignore the rally and had taken it lightly, added the former Bihar deputy CM.
"No jammer or SUV or proper security was provided at the event," he said.
IB gave specific warnings to Bihar police
According to a report carried out on Times Now, the IB had written a letter to the Bihar police special branch on October 23 and had given specific alert on Narendra Modi's rally in Patna.
Nitish holds emergency meet
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is currently holding an emergency meet to discuss serial blasts that took place in Patna on Sunday. He will be assessing the damage caused by the blasts that shook the city ahead of his arch rival Narendra Modi's Hunkar Rally.
Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday got Bhatkal's custody.
NIA confirms IM conspiracy behind Patna blasts
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) confirmed that IM was behind the Patna blasts that took place on Sunday. Earlier Bihar Police had informed that they had caught an IM suspect who confirmed that the banned terrorist group was behind the blasts. It has been reported that the terror attack in Patna was revenge to Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP to meet EC to discuss Modi's security
BJP leaders will meet the Election Commission on Monday and will discuss about Narendra Modi's security following the serial blasts that took place near Gandhi Maidan in Patna where Modi addressed the Hunkar Rally on Sunday, Oct 27.
Injured suspect succumbs to injuries
One of the suspects in the Patna serial blasts, succumbed to injuries. According to reports, he was apparently injured while planting a bomb. He was admitted to a hospital and was in ICU. The death toll now stands at six.