6 still critical, efforts on to save them: Sabita

Published: 24th February 2013 08:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2013 08:54 AM   |  A+A-

The condition of six of the 117 injured in the twin blasts is critical and every effort is being made to save their lives, home minister Sabita Indra Reddy has said.

“Of the 16 who died in the Dilsukhnagar blasts, the bodies of 15 have been handed over to the respective family members and relatives. Health secretaries are supervising the treatment at six hospitals. “The chief minister is reviewing the situation with officials twice a day,” she told reporters Saturday.

The home minister said the state witnessed terror attacks 20 times since 1995, and the loss of life was considerable in two cases _ Lumbini/Gokul Chat blasts in 2007 and the latest twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar _ both in the state capital.

On non-working of the CCTV cameras at the blast site and intelligence failure, the minister said all facts would come out once the investigation was completed. At the same time, she ruled out negligence by the police department.

“The department has taken every possible measure after being alerted as it does in the case of any alert. Even when there was a fake bomb call at different places 15 days ago, security check was conducted. Every wing of the department is doing its duty sincerely,” she claimed.

Asked if the home department had any information from Delhi on the alleged involvement of Indian Mujahidden in the blasts, she replied in the negative.

Director-general of police V Dinesh Reddy was also present.

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