Bomb ticks for 90 minutes, explodes BJP activist watches & waits for defuse squad

Smoke floats over the crowd after one of the bombs exploded at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday. (Reuters)

Patna, Oct. 27: For 90 nerve-shredding minutes, Brajesh Mishra watched over the plastic-wrapped device, pleaded with police to send a bomb disposal squad, asked people to stay away, and grew ever more frantic as five blasts went off elsewhere on Gandhi Maidan.

Then he watched the bomb go off from 15ft away at 12.45pm, the exact time shown on the timer.

The 50-something activist of the BJP’s Kala Sanskriti Manch had spotted the device at 11.15am as he stood on the Maidan’s northwest fringe.

“An SP and a DSP visited the site and we told them about the bomb but the defuse team never arrived,” said Mishra, who has splinters in his hands, from his bed at Patna Medical College Hospital.

“I guarded the bomb for an hour and a half. Then it exploded before my eyes,” the resident of Banka district said. It was the day’s eighth and last blast.

Samastipur resident Azad Thakur voiced another — very common — complaint against the police: they were slow to help the injured.

“After the blasts, the cops were running to save themselves. We cried for help but they ignored us. Some of the rally participants helped us to hospital,” Thakur said.

“I got injured in the middle of the field, probably in the fourth blast — I had already heard three explosions and was about to leave.”

A bomb goes off while it was being defused in Patna on Sunday. (PTI)

Till late night, the casualty figures remained at five dead and 83 injured, some 20 of them serious. Two explosions happened at Patna railway station, claiming one life, and six at Narendra Modi’s rally venue, Gandhi Maidan, killing four. One saving grace was that there was no major stampede.

Sources said the police had detained four people for questioning. Among them were a Ranchi resident who had arrived in Patna this morning and a BJP activist.

Toilet terror

The first bomb struck in a toilet at the railway station at 9.30am, but the trains carrying BJP supporters had arrived some time ago and the platforms were not crowded.

The lone man killed was a “human bomb”, the police said. An unidentified young man was apparently tying a timer-fitted bomb with a belt around his waist when it exploded.

Security personnel then found two live bombs in the toilet, one of which exploded around 12.40pm while being defused. Bomb disposal squad officer Navin Mishra suffered injuries to his right arm.

Two other live bombs were found at Gandhi Maidan. Two people were killed in the fourth blast at the park, near the so-called twin towers (a residential-cum-commercial complex). Which blast killed the two others was not clear.

Hospital chaos

Someone had locked the room at Patna Medical College Hospital where the five mangled bodies had been kept and left. So, Naveen Singh, 29, had to climb the railings and peep through the ventilator to spot uncle Rajan Singh’s body.

“We got separated at the rally. Around 1pm, I got a call from home (Gaurichak in Patna) saying they had seen my uncle on TV, bleeding and being carried away by cops.”

Her face contorted by anguish, middle-aged Anita Singh pleaded helplessly: “Please ask someone to open the door, son.” Then she too hoisted herself on the railings for a peek inside. She was luckier: brother Anil was not among the dead.

After half an hour, a man opened the door and a big crowd entered.

In the emergency ward, bleeding patients shared beds, waiting their turn for surgery to remove splinters. But BJP leaders made a beeline for the hospital with their supporters, worsening the chaos.

Giriraj Singh, Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajiv Pratap Rudy tried to browbeat policemen to let them and their supporters into the jam-packed emergency ward, from where even patients’ relatives were barred. Their SUVs left little room on a narrow street for the ambulances.

Some BJP supporters banged on a ward’s closed collapsible gate and forced their way in, sending frightened attendants scurrying for safety.

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1131028/jsp/nation/story_17502547.jsp#.Um52qnBwrE0

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3 Responses to Bomb ticks for 90 minutes, explodes BJP activist watches & waits for defuse squad

  1. Hemen Parekh says:

    Can’t you be Specific ?

    During Hunkar rally of BJP on 27th Oct , there were 7 bomb blasts , in and around Gandhi Maidan , Patna

    IB ( Intelligence Bureau – GOI ) says , that it had sent an alert to Bihar Govt on 23rd Oct

    Bihar CM , Nitish Kumar says , he had received no “ specific “ advance alert

    Being , “ His Master’s Voice “ , Bihar IG , Ravindra Kumar says the same

    We have to agree ( even if reluctantly ), that the Kumars are right !

    After all , IB alert did not contain following “ specific “ info :

     Names / Addresses / Mobile Nos / Photos of the attackers

     Number of explosive devices / powers / types / triggers, etc

     Vehicles ( indicating license plate nos ) carrying these devices

     Exact locations where the devices were planted

     Exact time when devices were scheduled to go off

     Specific persons – within that crowd of 300,000 – who were targeted

     Number of police / officers /detectives that Bihar Govt must deploy

    A furious , Nitish Kumar is asking IB :

    “ Why did you have to email your alert ?

    In Bihar , we only look at alerts received through Indian Postal Services , which , like our Law Enforcement Agencies , take their own sweet time to arrive after a few weeks / months !

    Also , what is your excuse for sending NIA / NSG teams after the blasts ? Why couldn’t you send them before the blasts ?

    And , in future please be more specific “

    Sushil Kumar , please note !

    • hemen parekh ( 29 Oct 2013 )

  2. Bapty.s says:

    From all this. It’s easy to conclude. PATNA AND BIHAR STATE IS STILL 25 yrs behind. Many other states. And capitals. Indifference. Of JDU FROM C.M DOWNARDS, THEIR POLICE, LOOK AT GANDHI MAIDAN ARRANGEMENTS, NO STRETCHER, NO DOCTORS ON DUTY, NO PROPER AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL INADEQUACY, NO PROPER CHECKING ,SAFETY STANDARDS ARE ANCIENT.
    WELL THIS MAN NITISH WANTS TO BECOME P.M AND HE HAS BBEN ANTI MODIJI FOR LAST 12 yrs or more.
    It’s good BJP PARTED WITH JDU. THIS GUY NITISH WAS UNNECESSARILY OVER PAMPERED. I CERTAINLY WISH. BIHARIS GIVE MODIJI 35 SEATS, SINCE GIVING VOTES TO JDU, RJD, LJP AND CONGRESS IS TOTAL WASTE AND DOES NOT HELP ANYONE.
    THIS APPLIES WHETHER YOU ARE MUSLIM OR HINDU, OR CHRISTIAN.

    • @Bapty.s,

      Your mentioning of lack of stretchers , doctors on duty ambulances blah blah avoids addressing the CORE issue. There would be no NEED for us HINDUS to be so highly strung but for the presence of MUSLIMS in our midst. We adamantinely lunge forward chanting indoo muslim bhai bhai to embrace them. They repay with bomb blasts.

      By letting them live in our midst we have long made a HUGE LATITUDE for their terrorist activities. Thus we sit & anticipate . That is all. I find nothing to feel proud or happy about it.

      The evangelicals ALSO perpetrate many such nefarious acts. Better to ask them to QUIT HINDUS’ Bharath for good. Only then Hindus can focus on governance & development for the FIRST TIME after 1947.

      After every such mayhem popular channels like BBC also keep their focus exclusively on “lack of ambulances , stretchers …third world conditions” blah blah thus CRAFTILY avoiding mentioning the dreaded word MUSLIMS & their IDEOLOGY.

      If HIndus are so WILLING to allow such KILLINGS to take place since 1947 I strongly feel may be CHINA “encroaching & encircling ” might turn out to be a GREAT BLESSING in disguise. At least the appeasers would get SLAUGHTERED along with muslims of India.
      And barkha dutts , vikram chandras.

      I KNOW there are “good muslims”. Who support Narendra Modi. I have heard ENOUGH.
      I am NOT impressed .
      Flattery induces NAUSEA in me. Opportunistic flattery induces headache in me.
      Bharath will SURVIVE & FLOURISH sans both muslims & converted christians. Let them go & build a prosperous Syria , a peaceful Timbaktu , a secular Somalia , a multi culti Nigeria.

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