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Notices issued to Centre, Rajasthan government over Jaipur blasts

February 06, 2009 23:44 IST

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The Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued show cause notices to the Centre and the Rajasthan government for allegedly not taking any action on the information available in relation to the May 13 serial bomb blasts in Jaipur [Images] last year.

A division bench, comprising Justices R C Gandhi and M N Bhandari, served the notices on the state and the central authorities seeking explanation on the same.

The show cause notices were issued on a Public Interest Litigation filed by a non-government organisation--Rasthriya Samta Manch--which had filed a First Investigation Report on May 2008, disclosing the terrorists' intentions of executing serial bomb blasts in the state capital.

It was mentioned in the PIL that the NGO had got a CD in May 2008, containing a scanned letter of some terrorist outfits stating that they wanted certain terrorists to be released as also demanded Rs 50 crore ransom for keeping peace.

Later on May 12, two men and two women claiming to be associates of a terrorist outfit visited the NGO's office and asked them to return the CD.

"The NGO filed the FIR in this relation on May 12, but the police did not acted promptly on the information and this resulted in the May 13 bomb blasts," alleged counsel for the NGO, Munish Gupta.

The show cause notices have been issued to central and state government's home secretary, among others.

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