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Bomb blasts on train: Jaya orders CB-CID probe

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Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa today ordered a CB-CID probe into the two bomb blasts on board the Bangalore-Guwahati train at the Central Railway Station here that left a woman passenger dead

JayaChennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today ordered a CB-CID probe into the two bomb blasts on board the Bangalore-Guwahati train at the Central Railway Station here that left a woman passenger dead.

Condemning the incident, Jayalalithaa assured people that there was no need for panic as security measures have been tightened.

“I strongly condemn the blasts. I have directed the police to coordinate with Railway Police to nab those behind this incident and initiate legal action against them. I have asked the CB-CID (Crime Branch CID) to probe this incident,” she said in a statement here.

She expressed grief over the death of a 22-year-old woman and sympathized with the injured.

The Chief Minister also announced Rs one lakh as ex-gratia to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 to the grievously injured and those who suffered minor injuries respectively.

One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in the twin bomb blasts that went off in quick succession on the Bangalore-Guwahati train this morning.

Security scaled up for vital installations in TN

Security has been stepped up at airports, railway stations, bus-terminals and key installations in the state, including the Kalapakkam Atomic Power Plant here, in the wake of the bomb blasts on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express.

Police said security has been beefed up at the airports, railway stations, bus stations and other vulnerable areas.

“As you know Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI) and Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) are already under security blanket, we have told our security personnel to increase security”, BHAVINI Project Director Prabhat Kumar informed.

Reports of security personnel subjecting trains to intensive checks resulting in delay in running of trains have come in from various parts of the state.

Authorities have also enhanced security cover at the strong rooms where Electronic Voting Machines that stored votes polled in 39 Lok Sabha constituencies on April 24, have been placed.

PTI

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