Will study CCTV inputs on Bodh Gaya blasts: Nitish

Will study CCTV inputs on Bodh Gaya blasts: Nitish

Will study CCTV inputs on Bodh Gaya blasts: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday refuted allegations about his government having ignored intelligence inputs on possible terror attack at Bodh Gaya and said they would analyse CCTV inputs to see "what dress" the perpetrators wore.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) would conduct a probe into the blasts, he added and urged the central government to deploy the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for security at the 1,500-year-old shrine.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the Bodh Gaya temple where eight serial blasts left two people injured, the chief minister said the security arrangements would be beefed up.
"All the security arrangements were in place. We have earlier also done a thorough check of the security arrangements according to what people thought was appropriate," he said.

"I have seen the inside of the Mahabodhi shrine and it is not affected," said the chief minister, adding that the blasts had taken place outside the main shrine, including where there is a Japanese temple housing a big statue of the Buddha.

"There are CCTV cameras at the Mahabodhi temple...We have had a close look at the security of the temple earlier too... But the way these people entered and even became successful to plant bombs, we have to analyse in what dress they entered the temple and even examine the security at the gates," he said.

"The NIA will probe the serial blasts in the Bodh Gaya temple," Nitish Kumar told reporters. "CISF is the top security force and suitable to protect the Bodh Gaya temple," the chief minister said.

The paramilitary CISF is deployed for security at all airports, nuclear installations, space installations, sensitive government buildings and also at the Delhi Metro stations.
The Bihar chief minister said the temple, which is annually visited by millions of tourists and pilgrims from around the world, would open again soon.