Gaya, 16 July: Taking strong note of security lapses resulting in serial bomb blasts in Maha Bodhi temple recently, the service of the private security company within the temple premises has been terminated.
Maha Bodhi Temple Management Committee took decision to terminate contract of private security company “Cobra” for lapses that resulted in explosions within the temple on 7 July wounding two monks.
The BTMC took strong exception to the fact that if the blasts took place after 5:30 a.m. on that day then why did the guards of the security company, who are supposed to be on duty from 5 in the morning, not see the bags left near the Maha Bodhi tree and elsewhere on the shrine premises, BTMC member Mr Arvind Kumar asked today. He said the committee served a month’s notice to the company to pack off from the temple.
Cobra had been assigned the job of security within the temple since 2009.     pti