Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday appealed to the people not to panic and remain calm in the wake of the twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central railway station earlier in the day, even while entrusting the probe to the Crime Branch-CID of the State Police.

Ms. Jayalalithaa in an official release, said she was pained at the death of one person, a woman passenger, in the blasts. Condemning the blasts, she said she had ordered the police to work in co-operation with the Railway Protection Force to nab those behind the terror plot.

The AIADMK leader, now camping in Kodanad, also announced a solatium of Rs 1 lakh to the family of (Swati) deceased, Rs. 50,000 to the grievously injured and Rs. 25,000 to the injured from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.

As the Police force had beefed up security and was making all-out efforts to provide safety, people need not panic, she said.