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RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 548

TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.10.2008

 Terrorist Organisations Responsible for Recent Blasts .

548.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a)        the number of persons who lost their lives and were injured during serial bomb blasts in Bangalore on 25/7/08, Ahmedabad on 26/7/08, and Delhi on 13th and 27th September 2008, respectively;

(b)        the terrorist organizations responsible for these blasts, and whether terrorists have so far been apprehended and the organization to which they belong; and

(c)        whether any special law is proposed to tackle such terrorist activities effectively?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI SRIPRAKASH JAISWAL)

(a):       As per available information, 1 person was killed and 11 injured in the serial bomb blasts in Bengaluru on 25.7.2008; 56 persons were killed and 260 injured in serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad on 26.7.2008; 26 persons were killed and 133 injured in the serial bomb blasts in Delhi on 13.9.2008; and 3 persons were killed and 22 injured in bomb blast that occurred in Delhi on 27.9.2008.

(b):       ‘Public Order’ and ‘Police’ being a State subject, the investigations are conducted by the respective State agencies/police. According to available information, investigations in all these cases are underway, and it would be premature to disclose any details regarding the same.

(c):       The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 was amended in 2004 and various provisions were incorporated in it to deal with all aspects of terrorism, including financing of terrorism. Provisions also exist in various other statutes to deal with activities of terrorists and subversive elements, such as the National Security Act, Prevention of Money laundering Act etc. The legal framework and related measures for dealing with terrorist activities are being reviewed on a continuing basis.