Blast: Intelligence agencies 'clueless'; Home Ministry fumes

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Delhi Blast 2011
New Delhi, Sept 8: With the security situation in the country's capital coming under severe criticism following the deadly blasts that ripped across the Delhi High Court premises on Wednesday, the blame game has started as expected. With the country's intelligence and other security agencies facing the wrath of the Opposition and the public, the system has failed to protect its people once again.

Sources within the government has been quoted as saying that the country's intelligence unit is clueless on the inputs in regards to the bomb blast in Delhi. Both the Intelligence Bureau and National Investigation Agency has been pulled up by the Home Ministry for their "lax attitude".

The fact that a terror mail from HuJI has also surfaced warning of terror strikes in the courts in the country have added to the hurt on intelligence agencies. The mail was sent in July that was forwarded to state police, including Delhi. Sources claimed that the mails were 'general in nature and not specific'.

An MHA official stated, "It was a terror threat and, hence, the Delhi police was alerted but there was no specific intelligence." The officials are now waking up to the fact that the May 25 bombing in 2011 in the court premises was actually a trial run for the bigger blast on Wednesday (Sept 7).

An official commented, "The high court blast has clearly exposed the chinks in the intelligence and security establishments armour. Both the May 25 and today"s explosion were very well-planned and executed. In fact, May 25 also happened to be a Wednesday. The terrorists deliberately chose Wednesday as its a busy day at the high court since its the day for PILs."

Preliminary investigation into the May blast revealed that the terrorists wanted to plant the bomb near cylinders located in the canteen to be exploded during lunch time for maximum casualties.

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