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NIA reaches Mahabodhi temple to probe recovered bombs, conducts inspection

The incident comes at a time when Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama is in Bodh Gaya

ANI  |  Bodh Gaya 

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Security personnel move with sniffer dog in Patliputra Karuna Stupa after two crude bombs were found at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, in Patna | PTI Photo

A day after two bombs were found in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, the Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Saturday reached the Mahabodhi temple complex to probe the matter.

The bomb-squad also conducted a routine inspection of the temple complex.

A suspicious object was spotted outside the emergency gate of the temple, on late Thursday night.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Garima Malik, who reached the spot to take stock of the situation, said that the bomb squad was trying to detect the object.

The incident comes at a time when Tibetan spiritual leader The is in

He had arrived in on January 1 and is likely to stay there for a month.

In 2013, five people got injured after a series of explosions rocked the Maha Bodhi temple, situated on the spot where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.

First Published: Sat, January 20 2018. 19:33 IST