At least three people have been killed and 10 injured in the blast at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar’s Rajasansi village on Sunday, reported news agency ANI.
According to a report by Times of India, two motorcycle-borne youth threw grenade at a religious function being held by devotees belonging to Nirankari sect. Amritsar’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Kamaldeep Singh Sangha has confirmed the deaths of three people in the blasts.
The blast took place at a place barely 8 kms away from the Amritsar airport. Reacting to the development, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh tweeted, “Strongly condemn the bomb blast at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar. Have asked Home Secy and @PunjabPoliceInd DGP, DGP Intelligence and DGP Law & Order to rush to the spot to investigate.”
Strongly condemn the bomb blast at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar. Have asked Home Secy and @PunjabPoliceInd DGP, DGP Intelligence and DGP Law & Order to rush to the spot to investigate.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 18, 2018
He appealed to people of Punjab to maintain ‘to maintain peace in wake of Amritsar bomb blast.’ He said, “I urge them not to panic and to remain calm. We will not let the forces of terror destroy our hard earned peace.” He also announced Rs. 5 lakh for the victims and free treatment for the injured.
Punjab Congress chief, Sunil Jakhar was quoted as saying by the news agency, “My condolences are with families of those who lost lives in this incident. It is an attempt to disturb peace in Punjab. I believe all the security agencies should stay alert and coordinate with each other to maintain peace.”
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