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Courts as target

A low-intensity explosion took place outside the court,triggering a security scare but causing no injuries or casualties.

May 25,2011,Delhi High Court

A low-intensity explosion took place outside the court,triggering a security scare but causing no injuries or casualties. It was a crude bomb,with some nail-like shrapnel,a battery-like object and ammonium nitrate,and took place in a service lane outside the court where lawyers’ vehicles are parked. The explosives were kept in a white polythene bag near a lawyer’s car. The case remains unsolved.

May 10,2008,Hubli court

The low-intensity blast took two days before some SIMI activists,including leader Safdar Nagori,were to be produced in the Hubli court. There were no casualties as the court was closed that day,but a courtroom was damaged. On January 12,2009,the Karnataka police arrested nine persons with criminal backgrounds from Bagalkot in connection with the blast and seized explosives from them. Some of the arrested had links with Hindutva organisation Sri Rama Sene.

A chemical mixture of neogel and powergel was found to have been used in the bomb,with a mobile phone used as timer,encased in a cylindrical metal case — much like the unexploded device recovered from the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast site in Hyderabad. Later the leader of the gang was killed inside the prison. The Karnataka police chief admitted that the blast could have links with other Hindu terror attacks.