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Amid Tight Security For Dalai Lama, 2 Bombs Found At Bodh Gaya Pilgrimage Centre

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| January 20 , 2018 , 13:22 IST

Following a small explosion-like sound, two bombs were found the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre in Bihar on Friday night. Despite the tight security due to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's stay, the bombs were detected during a search of the centre which is 100 km away from Patna.

The bombs were found just after the leader retired for the day post finishing his sermon. Bihar's Governor Satya Pal Malik was also present at the Bodh Gaya temple for the month-long Kalchakra puja of Buddhist pilgrims when the Police confirmed of finding two cane bombs at the pilgrimage.

The bomb disposal squad has arrived at the crime scene and took the bombs to a remote area for diffusing them. Senior Superintendent of Police, Garima Mallik confirmed the report to media stating that two bombs were found at the gate number 4 of the Bodh Gaya temple and a “massive search operation is going on at the place”.

A minor blast which took place at the temple complex prompted the police to launch a search operation. The officers found a burst thermos flask in the kitchen which led to the small explosion causing panic among the devotees. A team of forensic experts have been fled from Patna to ascertain the nature of the explosives found at the site.

Dalai Lama arrived in Bodh Gaya on January 1 for a month's stay. The Maha Bodhi temple, also known as the most sacred Buddhist shrine and the seat of Buddha's enlightenment witnessed a series of explosions in 2013 which injured five people, including two monks.