The Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested a man who threw a grenade on a crowded bus stand in Jammu after a few hours of the attack.
In the middle of the city, a teenager was killed in the grenade attack of suspected militants in the general bus stand area and 32 others were injured.
This is the third grenade attack by militants in Jammu since May last year, which has been seen by security agencies as an attempt to spoil communal harmony and peace in the city.
Officials said Mohammed Sharik, the resident of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, who was among the 33 people brought to the hospital, were injured due to splatter in the chest.
He said that the condition of four more injured was “serious” and two of them were operated by doctors so that their life could be saved.
Officials said the injured included 11 Kashmiri, two from Bihar and one each from Chhattisgarh and Haryana.
A standing bus of the State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) caused extensive damage in the blast which caused panic among the people. Immediately after the explosion, people ran for safety, and after the situation was normal, the injured were rushed to the hospital.
Kuldeep Singh of Pragwal area of the city said, “When there was an explosion on the road, there was a huge crowd of people. I came to Punjab to leave my wife, who had come to Punjab to board a bus.”
Singh, who is undergoing treatment with his wife at the Government Medical College Hospital for injuries, said that he felt that some had thrown some of the powerful explosions.
The main suspect arrested
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh said that the person who has thrown the grenade has been arrested by the police.
Jammu Inspector General of Police MK Sinha said that in the preliminary investigation it has been suggested that someone threw a grenade in the bus stand area around noon, which exploded.
Sinha said, “The teams were formed to work, CCTV camera footage was examined. Based on the verbal testimony of the witnesses, we were able to identify a suspect, he was detained, his name was Yasir Bhatt He has confessed the crime. ”
He said that Yasir Bhatt was tasked with throwing the grenade in Kulgam, Hizbul Mujahideen district commander Farooq Ahmed Bhatt alias Omar.
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The police stopped the scene of the explosion on BC Road and started hunting at large scale to kill Sinha, who was throwing a grenade, Sinha, who immediately reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
No specific intelligence input
The official said that there was no special input about such an attack in the city. Sinha said, “There are always general inputs and deployments, we are working on the lead all the time, whenever we get input, but there was nothing special about this.”
IGP said, “Whenever the alert situation increases, we strengthen checking and frisking, but there is always the possibility of someone sliding and this is a matter.”
“Obviously that intention is always to spoil communal harmony and peace,” he said and urged people to be calm.
Third grenade attack in Jammu from May 2018
Earlier on December 28-29, suspected terrorists attacked a local police station building with a grenade on the bus stand, which happened seven months after another grenade attack on BC Road, in which two policemen On May 24, 2018, a civilian was wounded.