Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM Visits Blast Site in Amritsar
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday visited the Amritsar blast site. He was accompanied by State Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. The blast that took place on Sunday and claimed three lives.
Commenting on Amritsar blast, Singh on Sunday said that the possibility of involvement of ISI-based Khalistani/Kashmiri terror groups could not be ruled out.
“The possibility of involvement of ISI-based Khalistani/Kashmiri terror groups could not be ruled out. Police teams have been rushed to raid suspected hideouts of the assailants and multiple teams are investigating various angles to crack the case,” Singh said.
He also announced Rs. 5 lakh compensation for the kin of the dead and free treatment for the injured.
Three persons were killed and several others injured in a grenade attack on a religious congregation in Amritsar on Sunday, police said.
The grenade was lobbed by bike-borne persons at a religious congregation of ‘Nirankaris’ which was being held at Adhiwala village, according to eyewitness accounts.
“A grenade has been lobbed and 5-10 persons have been injured in the incident,” a senior Punjab police official, who visited the incident spot, told reporters.
Three persons were killed in the incident, the official said.
Punjab was on alert following an input claiming that a group of six to seven JeM terrorists were reportedly in the state, possibly in Ferozepur area. The state was put on alert after four persons snatched a SUV from its driver at gunpoint near Madhopur in Pathankot district last week.