Have to verify Indian Mujahideen claim: Shinde

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 18:36 hrs

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said the authenticity of claims made by the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) on Twitter regarding Sunday's serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple here must be verified before drawing any inference.

Shinde called the blasts "alarming" while he visited Bodh Gaya with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior party leader Ambika Soni earlier in the day.

Shinde said the authenticity of the claims made by the terror group have to be verified before the government arrives at any conclusion.

"The government will probe into the incident from all angles and will not arrest anyone in hurry," he said.

Over 12 hours after the Mahabodhi blasts, a tweet by @IndianMujahidin, which claims to be the IM's official Twitter handle, read on Sunday: "9 Dhamake Hum ne Karay."

After claiming responsibility for Sunday´s serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple in Bihar´s Bodh Gaya town, the terror group has reportedly threatened to attack India´s financial capital Mumbai later this week.

The day before the attack, that is, on Saturday, the IM posted: "Hamara Agla Target Mumbai Hai, Rock Sago To Rock Lo 7days Left."

Investigators on Tuesday detained four people, including a woman, from Bihar´s Patna city in connection with the serial blasts.

According to reports, investigators have questioned them for suspicious movement.

The Bihar Police on Tuesday morning issued a lookout notice for six people who used to work at the Mahabodhi temple but went missing since Sunday´s serial blasts at the 1,500-year-old world heritage site.

Ten blasts rocked the Mahabodhi temple on Sunday leaving two people injured.

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