Security beefed up in Lumbini following Bodhgaya blasts


Security has been tightened in and around the famous Buddhist shrine of Lumbini in Kapilvastu following the serial bomb blasts in India's Bodhgaya.

More Armed Police Force (APF) personnel have been mobilised in Lumbini and the vicinity in view of possible terror attacks.

Quoting Deputy Superintendent of Police in Bhairahawa, Hari Bahadur Pal, RSS said 30 policemen under the command of an Inspector have been added in the area while some border areas and checkpoints have more plainclothes security personnel to maintain vigil.

The Lumbini Development Trust has said Kapilvastu, Ramgram and other places which are also under high security watch, the report said. An emergency meeting of the Trust three days ago had decided to boost security following the July 7 blasts in Bodhgaya, a Buddhist shrine in the Indian state of Bihar.

Five people, including two monks, were injured by the blasts. Three other devices were defused by bomb disposal squads at various locations in Gaya. Bodhgaya is a UNESCO heritage site.

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