The three terror incidents that took place in Patna, Bangalore and Bodh Gaya this year have been solved, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Thursday as he made it clear that government will deal with terrorism with an "iron fist".
"The government has ensured that there was no repeat of 26/11 (2008 Mumbai terror siege) type of attack. Year 2013 witnessed four bomb blast cases. Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya and Patna suffered from terrorist incidence. I am happy to tell that Bangalore, Bodh Gaya and Patna blast cases have been solved," he said.
Shinde, who was speaking on the occasion of the foundation laying ceremony of the NATGRID data centre in New Delhi, did not elaborate.
While in Bodh Gaya, the famous Buddhist monastery was targeted by terror blasts, in Patna explosions rocked a ground where BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to hold a rally.
In Bangalore in April, blasts rocked the area close to the BJP office.
Shinde said effective apparatuses like National Intelligence Grid are essential as these give timely and actionable information to intelligence and security agencies in their attempt to thwart nefarious designs.
"I assure the people of this great nation that the resolve of Government of India to provide safety and security to all cannot be challenged. Hanging of Afzal Guru, Ajmal Kasab and arrest of Yasin Bhatkal, Tunda, Haddi and solving blasts cases in no time, proves this resolve. Government will deal with iron fist when it comes to terrorism," he said.
The NATGRID data centre and other administrative infrastructure which will be completed in the next 30 months, inside a CRPF campus in south Delhi, will cost Rs 234 crore. It will have some of the most modern ergonomics and will be armed with sophisticated gadgetry.
Image: A bomb explodes at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan ahead of Narendra Modi’s speech