New Delhi: At least 10 people have been killed and 65 others injured in a bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court on Wednesday morning. The terror strike, which was supposedly carried out by Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), the reports said.
According to the reports, HuJI sent an email to media houses claimed that the blast was carried out in revenge to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s death sentence.
Union Home Secretary RK Singh said that the blast, which was of medium to high intensity, took place between Gate Nos. 4 and 5 near the reception counter where passes are made for the litigants.
Secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs UK Bansal said that the explosive device was kept in a briefcase. He said that the blast was well planned, of high intensity and created a crater near the counter.
There were no CCTV cameras installed at the gate close to the blast spot whereas the scanners, too, were not working, the reports said.