Friday, April 26, 2013

Blast in scrap dealer’s shop kills 2 in Agra, police rule out terror

Agra: Two brothers were killed and a woman injured on Thursday morning in an explosion at a scrap dealer's shop in the Taj Ganj police station area here, police said.

Ram Niwas (23) and his brother Jitendra (21) died on the spot, while Maya Devi was injured when they were sorting through scrap which was received from Army camp, DIG Bhanu Bhaskar said.

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Devi has been admitted to hospital, Bhaskar said.

The incident took place in Gobar Chowki area. The scrap market is about 5 km from the Taj Mahal complex. The police has ruled out any terrorism angle in the incident.

The police is probing how the mortar reached the scrap dealer's godown.

"The probe is continuing. A first information report (FIR) under the Explosives Act will be registered," an officer said.

Intelligence agencies were trying to find out from where the scrap dealer procured the consignment that contained mortar shells. A few years ago, a similar explosion had killed two people in the same area.
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