A low intensity blast took place near the Hotel at Dhaka where President Pranab Mukherjee was staying. Bangladeshi police say it was a home made crude bomb explosion at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel around 2pm, about 20 minutes after the President’s convoy passed through the route. Mukherjee was in the hotel when the bomb rattled the security establishment.
Indian security are of the opinion that it was a minor incident. Some feel the blasts were protests to Pranab’s visit to his shosurbari (his in-laws’ ancestral home).