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PHOTOS: IED used in Pune blast

Last updated on: July 10, 2014 20:14 IST

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Devidas Deshpande

A low intensity blast occurred at the parking lot of the Pharaskhana police station situated in the vicinity of the famous Dagdusheth Ganesh temple. 

The police said the blast took place around 2 pm.

The blast site was cordoned off by the police as senior police officers arrived at that the site.    

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Image: Forensic experts collect evidence at the blast site
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Pune Police Commissioner Satish Mathur said that the bomb was placed in the trunk of one of the two bikes that were damaged in the blast. Mathur said that an IED might have been used but refused to speculate on who had carried out the blast.

Police said the bike used for the blast was stolen from the Satara, which is about 120 km from Pune. The owner has been identified as Dada Rajage from Mann taluka, Mathur said.

Two of the injured have been identified as Manisha Jadhav and Deepak Singh.

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Image: Police cordon off the blast site in Pune
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Those who visited the blast site included local Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Girish Bapat.

Expressing anger over the delay in installing CCTV cameras in the city, Bapat said, “We have been demanding the installation of CCTV cameras for the last two years. Delaying it is like playing with the lives of the people.”

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A similar low intensity bomb exploded in Pune on August 1, 2012, on the busy Jangli Maharaj road. One person was injured in the blast where cycles were used to plant the explosive.

The police station where the blast took place is near the famous Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple. The police had claimed that in 2010 it foiled an attack on the temple.


Image: Damaged bikes being taken to the police station.
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