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The Bihar police in India today released sketches of two suspects in the serial terror blasts at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India on Sunday, Headlines Today reported.

 The suspects have been identified as Sahidur Rehman and Saifur Rehman. The Bihar Police also released the CCTV footage of serial blasts. No group has so far accepted responsibility for the attacks.

One person was detained on Monday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the serial blasts at the Mahabodhi Temple in which two monks were injured.

DIG, Magadh Range, Nayyer Hasnain Khan said an identity card was found within the temple premises on Sunday on the basis of which the person was detained.

"One suspect hailing from Barachatti block in Gaya has been detained and we are questioning him. We have been analysing the footage and based on that some more people would be questioned soon," a senior police official said.

Headlines Today has learnt that the Intelligence Bureau (IB)was on the lookout for the two, who allegedly slipped into Bihar last month.

Sahidur and Saifur Rehman are brothers. One lives in Scotland and the other in Saudi Arabia.

Sahidur arrived in India on 6th May while Saifur came a month later. According to IB reports, the two were initially plotting to attack Patna but shifted the target to Bodhgaya later.

On Sunday, the Kolkata Police had arrested suspected Indian Mujahideen member, Anwar Hussain Mullick after he was found carrying Rs.1.9 lakh fake currency.

Delhi police said they had earlier warned officials that Islamic militants could target the temple complex as revenge for Buddhist violence against Muslims in neighbouring Myanmar.

  Comments - 3

  • Mohamed Profit Tuesday, 09 July 2013 04:13 AM

    They look like Hindu terrorists to me.

    Critic Roshan Tuesday, 09 July 2013 05:55 AM

    Clever India is trying to divert the case on Muslims. They seem to be MPs of Lokh Sabha.

    raviraj Tuesday, 09 July 2013 08:28 AM

    even Osama Bin Laden must have looked a Hindu to you

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