Amritsar grenade attack: Three killed, several injured at Nirankari gathering

Jalandhar, Nov 18 (UNI) In a gruesome incident, three people were killed and several others injured in a grenade attack at a religious congregation of ‘Nirankaris’ in Amritsar on Sunday.

Surinder Pal Singh, a senior police officer said that the grenade attack reportedly took place at the Nirankari Bhawan brimming with around 200 devotees in Rajasansi village.

He said that at least ten persons were injured in the blast and had been rushed to the hospital for treatment.

It is said that three persons with covered faces came on a motorbike and sped away immediate after hurling a grenade at the congregation.

Police said that, management of the Nirankari Mission hold weekly satsang (congregation) every Sunday during which devotees in large number come to participate in the congregation. 

The Nirankari Bhawan is situated on the outskirts of Raja Sansi town where two motorcycle borne suspects hurled a hand grenade and fled from the spot.