Amritsar Blast: NIA team reaches Nirankari Satsang Bhawan to inspect site

Avatar Written by November 19, 2018 10:31

New Delhi: A grenade attack on a religious congregation rocked Amritsar killing three and injuring 20 on Sunday. NIA team reached the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan on Monday to inspect the site.

Over 200 devotees attending the congregation at the ‘Nirankari Bhavan’ in the city rushed for safety after two men on a motorcycle hurled grenade in an apparent terror attack.

The main preacher Sukhdev Kumar was among the three persons killed in the blast.

The incident took place just eight kilometres from the Amritsar airport. Surinder Pal Singh Parmar, a senior officer, said the 10 injured have been taken to the hospital and the bodies of the victims sent for post-mortem.

Earlier on Sunday, condemning the attack CM Amarinder Singh 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.

Capt Amarinder Singh ticks off Sidhu

Meanwhile, police officials said that they are treating the attack as a ‘terrorist act’.

 

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