An explosion occured at the Sheetla Ghat. Near the main ghat where daily aarti or prayers are offered. The blast took place just as the aarti ended. The blast took place on 7 December,2010. Were injured in a bomb blast at the Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of Ganga river in Varanasi at around 6.30 pm. The blast that took place on Wednesday evening killed an one and half year old child girl and the blast injured 25 other peoples.
A terror email believed to have been sent by Indian Mujahideen has been tracked to Mumbai and two people were questioned on Tuesday evening. However, no arrests have been made so far. Though it has been reported that the bomb was possibly kept in a milk container. Quoting Inspector General Police of Varansai the Additional Director General of Police said that the bomb was placed in some cavity. All top Varanasi district and police officers were on the spot.
High alert was sounded across many metros in the country. Security beefed up after the blast as investigative agencies suspected it was the handiwork of the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen. After Varanasi bomb blast Ministry of Home Affairs issues nationwide alert.
In the last two years, the Indian Mujahideen has sent emails after three terror attacks :- the serial blasts in Ahmedabad in July 2008 followed by the serial blasts in Delhi in September in 2008, and then after the Jama Masjid attack earlier in 2008.