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Pune serial blasts: As it happened

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 - 8:31pm IST Updated: Thursday, 2 August 2012 - 12:51am IST | Agency: DNA

Three low intensity blasts were reported from different places on Jangli Maharaj road in Pune on Wednesday.

One injured.

JM road is a popular hang-out for college students.
 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 20:31 IST

The three locations of the blast have been identified. One bomb was placed in a cycle carrier, one in a dustbin and one in Dena bank.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 20:33 IST

The police is concerned as the blasts seem coordinated.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 20:35 IST

Television news channel Times Now has reported a fourth blast outside Garware College.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 20:43 IST

DNA's Saikat Datta, a veteran internal security correspondent reports from Delhi, "Pune has had an unfortunate association with radical elements. The blasts come close after the anniversary of the Mumbai blasts last year. The Indian Mujahideen also recruited many of its cadres from Pune."
 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 20:56 IST

Team DNA reports: One person reportedly injured has been rushed to the hospital. Doctors say injuries are minor. The Pune ATS has rushed to the spot. All four blasts reported so far are on Junglee Maharaj Road in the heart of the city. Its a crowded area and is busy on the eve of Rakhsha Bandan.
 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 20:58 IST

The four locations so far: Dustbin outside McDonald in Bal Gandharva Chowk, Dustbin opposite McDonald near Dena Bank, and near R Deccan Mall. Two bombs were planted in baskets on bicycles, and the two in dustbins were in plastic bags. Ammonium Nitrate is said to have been used. 9 volt batteries were used to trigger the blast.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 20:59 IST

NIA teams have left for Pune from Mumbai and Delhi.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:09 IST

Team DNA Pune further reports:

The area has been cordoned off .

Though the news channels are claiming that there have been five blasts, there have been only four so far and the fifth is a suspected bag.

A timer device is suspected to have been used.
 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:13 IST

Dayanand Bhaurao Patil, a local tailor, spotted a bag lying unattended, and it was while he tried handling it, the bomb went off.

Patil injured both hands has been shifted to Sasoon Hospital in Pune.

His injuries were minor and the doctors declared him out of danger.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:15 IST

Another explosion, around the same time as the one at Bal Gandharva Chowk, took place in a garbage bin outside McDonald, which was crowded as usual, but none were injured.
 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:17 IST

All the blasts occured within half a km of each other.
 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:18 IST

The third bomb that went off near Dena Bank, opposite McDonalds, was planted on a red bicycle in a white bag on the front basket.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:19 IST

The fourth blast occurred opposite a KFC in R Deccan Mall. Again, the bomb was placed on a bicycle

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:22 IST

The police found the fifth suspect bomb in a carry bag on a bicycle, near McDonalds. The bomb was diffused.

 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:23 IST

The police has cordoned off the whole of JM Road to check for any more such cycles.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:26 IST
Another blast has been reported, making it the fifth of the evening.
 
The blast occurred near Garware College on Karve Road, which is a km away from Junglee Maharaj Road.
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:29 IST

Police deactivate seventh bomb in controlled detonation.

Efforts to diffuse the bomb found at Kalmadi Petrol Pump were underway since 9.30 pm, which then detonated at 9:33 pm.

No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:42 IST

150 People sitting at the Anna Andolan at Bal Gandharva Chowk did not even notice the blast until the BDDS reached the spot, after which commotion was created.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 21:56 IST

Bomb Disposal experts say the moist weather reduced the intensity of the blasts and also avoided some blasts.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:02 IST

Picture of the blast tweeted by Rajpal @richirajpal

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:04 IST

According to bomb disposal experts the moist weather reduced the intensity and avoided some blasts.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:06 IST

Home Secretary RK Singh says that terror angle cannot be ruled out in Pune explosions as it appears to be planned attack. 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:12 IST

Security has been stepped up in Jaipur following the Pune explosions.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:16 IST

The news of the blasts has resulted in major traffic jams in and around JM road.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:19 IST

News channel NDTV tweeted - "Injured person being treated as a suspect..we want to know why he was carrying a packet: Home Secretary RK Singh"

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:31 IST

Team DNA Pune reports:

It is interesting to note that all the blasts which rocked the city have been kept on the left hand side of the road while going from Bal Gandharv auditorium towards Deccan Gymkhana. One bomb which was kept on left hand side of the road was found diagonally opposite to Mc Donalds restaurant and was diffused. Out of five blasts four blasts exploded in a matter of 15 minutes between 7.30 and 7.45 pm while the fifth blast took place at around 9 o’clock. The one which was diffused was at around 9.20 to 9.25 pm.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:34 IST

The Rakshabandhan-eve blasts have occurred on a day when newly appointed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was scheduled to visit the city’s Tilak Smarak temple.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:37 IST

The Southern Command Head Quarters has sent their Bomb Disposal Squad for parallel checking after an appeal from the Civil Administration. 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 22:48 IST

Sole suspect Dayanand Patil who was injured while he was carrying the bomb and was admitted to Sassoon Hospital has been taken into custody, said Home Secretary RK Singh.

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 23:37 IST

14 states have been put on high alert following the blast.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 0:04 IST

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