Ranchi:Three suspects have been detained by Jharkhand Police during a raid here in connection with the Patna serial blasts that left five persons dead and 83 injured.

“Based on the tip-off by Bihar Police, we raided a place at Dhurva (area of the city) and detained three suspects. They are being interrogated,” a senior police officer said here last night.

“The raids led to the seizure of a pressure cooker, extremist literature, explosives and other materials used to make IEDs (Improvised Explosive Device),” he said, adding that raids are being carried out at other places also.

He, however, refused to divulge further details.

Earlier, Jharkhand Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) S N Pradhan said an alert has been issued in the state after reports emerged that some of the accused involved in today’s blasts are from Jharkhand.

Five persons were killed and 83 injured in seven low intensity serial blasts in Patna of which six bombs went off in and around the venue of Narendra Modi’s mega rally at Gandhi Maidan shortly before his address to a huge gathering.

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