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Main accused in Patna blast case arrested

The main accused in the >March 30 bomb blast here was arrested in Nalanda district on Friday. Two other accused are still at large.

Police officers told The Hindu that Kundan Kumar was arrested at Ekangarsarai. “It was a joint operation by a special team of the Patna police and the Anti-Terrorist Squad. We’ve been keeping track of his movement for long,” Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Rana said. The other accused are Hemant Kumar and Ashok Kumar.

Two improvised bombs were recovered after a low-intensity blast at a residential flat in Bahadurpur here.

The bombs were wired to the same ‘Lotus’ brand timer as those used in the 2013 serial blasts at Bodh Gaya and the Gandhi Maidan blast during a BJP rally. “With the arrest of the prime accused, we hope to arrest the other two soon,” Mr. Rana told The Hindu.

Earlier, Kundan Kumar had been arrested in connection with the leak of the question paper in the constable recruitment exam and lodged in the Beur jail.

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