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IN VIDEOS: The Delhi HC blast and its aftermath

Last updated on: September 7, 2011 21:05 IST

IN VIDEOS: The Delhi HC blast and its aftermath

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Rediff.com presents several videos pertaining to the high intensity blast outside Delhi high court on Wednesday morning that killed 12 and injured more than 60.

A powerful blast took place on Wednesday morning outside the Delhi high court at gate no 5.

According to police at least 11 people have been killed and more than 60 have been injured. The bomb was reportedly kept in a suitcase near a counter where those entering the court get their passes made. S

Police cordoned off the area while NIA, NSG, forensic, bomb squad and dog squad teams continue to investigate at the blast site.

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Delhi HC blast an act of cowardice, says PM

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, currently in Bangladesh, condemned Wednesday's Delhi high court blast and termed it as a cowardly act.

Addressing reporters in Dhaka on Wednesday, he said all Indians needed to stand together to root out the menace of terrorism.

Singh and his government have came under intense criticism over the handling of some of the previous attacks including those in the country's commercial capital Mumbai.

The government promised a radical overhaul of the security apparatus in India but critics say the reforms have been inadequate and in some cases abandoned.



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Despite being on high alert, Delhi witnessed the blast: Chidambaram

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Home Minister P Chidambaram reached the blast site outside the Delhi high court a little after 1 pm and inspected the spot.

He interacted with senior Delhi Police officials there and others. Investigators briefed him about the bomb blast.

While making a statement in the Parliament earlier, Chidambaram termed it as a 'terror attack.'

He added that though Delhi was on high alert, still the attack occurred. Chidambaram added that the terror group behind the blasts couldn't be identified.



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Oppn slams 'government's laxity in tackling terror'

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Leaders from across the political spectrum slammed the central government for its perceived laxity in dealing with extremism and militancy, while condemning the blast outside the Delhi high court that killed at least 11 people and injured 60 others on Wednesday.

Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad expressed concern at the brazen impunity with which extremists attack cities of India.

Samajwadi Party senior leader Mohan Singh said this blast shows the lack of proper law and order in Delhi.



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Investigations on at the blast site

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Soon after the Delhi high court blast, the police were yet to get any major clues.

The National Investigating Agency confirmed that the blast was a terror attack. A Delhi police official said that the experts were examining the situation.

After the blasts, scores of lawyers in black coats were seen running out from one of the main gates of the building. However, the high court resumed work within hours of the blast.



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Rahul Gandhi faces public ire at Delhi hospital

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Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi faced the ire of the general public when he visited the blast injured at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Angry and aggrieved relatives of the blast victims shouted slogans when he tried to go inside the hospital.

After visiting the hospital, the scion of the Gandhi family also visited the blast site to assess the situation.



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HuJI claims responsibility for the Delhi blast

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Even as the investigating agencies are trying to collect all inputs to crack the Delhi high court terror attack case, the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami has claimed responsibility for it.

A HuJI mail sent to the media said, "We own the responsibility for today's blasts at Delhi high court. Our demand is that Mohammed Afzal Guru's death sentence should be repealed immediately else we would target major high courts and the Supreme Court of India."



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