Nirankari Bomb Blast: Amarinder reviews law and order situation in Punjab, announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for victims
Jalandhar, Nov 18 (UNI) In the wake of the grenade attack at a religious congregation of ‘Nirankaris’ in Amritsar on Sunday that killed three people and injured several others, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the law and order situation in the state and also announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the kin of the dead and free treatment for the injured.
Condemning the attack, the Chief Minister termed the incident as a ‘cowardly act’ and said that no person or outfit would be allowed to disturb the peace and harmony of the state.
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.
Meanwhile, high alert had been sounded across the state and high-tech security system had been pressed including intensive search at all the state and national highways.
The police had set up nakas across the state to check movement of suspicious persons and vehicles.