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UP minister injured in bomb explosion

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    Allahabad: Uttar Pradesh Minister Nand Gopal Gupta "Nandi" was on Monday injured, while his personal security officer and a local media-person were seriously wounded in a bomb explosion inside his residence here, police said.

    The incident took place at around 11 AM when 36-year-old Gupta, Minister for Institutional Finance, Stamp and Judicial Tax, was leaving his residence for a local temple, Deputy Inspector General Police Brij Bhushan told reporters here.

    The explosion was apparently caused by a bomb hidden inside a motorcycle parked near the minister's vehicle, he said.

    While, condition of Gupta, admitted to a hospital, was stated to be out of danger, local journalist Vijay Pratap Singh and the minister's security officer were seriously injured in the blast, Bhushan said.

    Inspector General of Police S K Singh, who visited the explosion site, said that the blast was "quite powerful" and had damaged a number of other vehicles and walls of buildings located in the congested street where Gupta's residence is located.

    He said investigations were on to ascertain the motive behind the blast and if the bomb was a crude one or an explosive device triggered by a remote control.

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    UP minister critical after bomb blast; 2 killed

    Allahabad: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Nand Gopal Nandi has been critically injured following a bomb explosion outside his residence in Allahabad on Monday morning. The explosion was apparently caused by a bomb hidden inside a motorcycle parked near the minister's vehicle.

    Two security guards of the minister were killed and three policemen along with a local journalist Vijay Pratap Singh were injured in the bomb attack. The 36-year-old Nandi, who is the Minister for Institutional Finance, Stamp and Judicial Tax in the Mayawati government, was admitted to Jeevan Jyoti Hospital and had slipped into coma However, he recovered and is now reportedly put of danger.

    "One reporter, one policemen and the minister have bullet injuries. We are treating all of them. The minister is in coma. The minister has chest, face and hand injury. All of them are in ICU. The journalist is serious," said Dr DP Singh of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital.

    Four Special Operations Teams have been constituted to track and arrest the culprits.

    Soon after news of the attack spread, tension gripped the city and shops were shut down in many areas.

    Inspector General of Police SK Singh, who visited the explosion site, said that the blast was "quite powerful" and had damaged a number of other vehicles and walls of buildings located in the congested street where the minister's residence is located.

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