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State on alert after Bodh Gaya blasts: DGP

An alert has been sounded across Gujarat after serial blasts rocked Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya district on Sunday,said Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Amitabh Pathak

An alert has been sounded across Gujarat after serial blasts rocked Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya district on Sunday,said Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Amitabh Pathak.

“An alert has been issued across the entire state ahead of the Rathyatra procession on Wednesday and also in the wake of the blasts in Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar. All police units in the state have been alerted,” said Pathak.

When asked whether security would be increased across temples and other religious places in the state,he said,“Security is already there. As of now,things are under control.”

Nine serial explosions rocked the temple town of Bodh Gaya,including four in the Mahabodhi Temple complex,injuring two monks. The Mahabodhi Temple is frequented by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka,China and Japan and the whole of southeast Asia among others.

Meanwhile,Vadodara remained on high alert as police teams combed important installations and temples. Although the city remained peaceful,police said they did not want to take a chance.

Public places,especially malls,multiplexes and places of worship saw additional security throughout the day.

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D R Patel,Additional Commissioner of Police,(Crime and Traffic),Vadodara said,“Suspected vehicles are being stopped and checked. We have increased patrolling in many areas.” Commissioner of Police,Satish Sharma,refused to discuss the vigilance being kept on terror operatives due to security reasons,but said,“We are on high alert after the blasts,however,the city has received no direct terror alert.”