Amritsar blast: Rajnath reviews security situation

Published at November 19, 2018 03:28 PM 0Comment(s)1752views


Amritsar blast: Rajnath reviews security situation

Press Trust of India

New Delhi

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday reviewed security situation in the country, particularly in Punjab where a grenade blast took place on Sunday, officials said.

Senior officials of the Home Ministry and security agencies briefed Singh about the explosion in which three people were killed and 20 others injured near Amritsar.

The home minister directed the officials to provide all assistance to the Punjab government in their investigation to nab the perpetrators of the crime, a home ministry official said.

Singh was told that a team of the National Investigation Agency has already visited the blast site along with their investigators and explosive experts.

Three persons, including a preacher, were killed and 20 others injured when two-motorcycle borne men threw grenade on a religious congregation on the outskirts of Amritsar on Sunday.

The incident took place inside the Nirankari Bhavan's prayer hall at Adliwal village near Amritsar's Rajasansi, police said.

A religious congregation of the Nirankari followers was being conducted inside the Bhavan at the time of the incident.

The Sant Nirankari Mission is a spiritual organisation and the Bhavan lies close to the Amritsar international airport and the Indo-Pak border.

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