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ISI Plotted Amritsar Attack, claims Amarinder Singh

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Published on November 24, 2018 with No Comments

The grenade used for Sunday’s attack at a prayer hall in Amritsar, which left three people dead, was made in Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ha said. “There is no communal case in this. This is a pure case of terrorism. ISI (Pakistan intelligence agency) is resorting to all these sort of things,” Amarinder Singh shared with media in Chandigarh.

A man has been arrested for the attack, and hunt is on for the other, the Chief Minister said.  The arrested man has been identifies as Bikramjit Singh. “A search for another accused, Avtar Singh, is on,” Singh said. Comparing the granade used in the attack with ones recovered from other areas, Mr Singh said, “This is the one being used against forces in Kashmir.This is the one that was burst  made under license by Pakistan licensed factory and is filled with pellets”. Around 20 people were also injured as two men on a bike, their faces covered, threw a grenade at the Nirankari Bhawan at Amritsar’s Rajasansi village on Sunday morning. Like every Sunday, a religious ceremony was on at the time. Eyewitnesses said the men had threatened the devotees with a gun before flinging the explosive into the prayer hall. The police had initially said they were also investigating the possible involvement of terrorists supporting the demand for Khalistan. Several people from Sikh separatist organisations were detained for questioning.



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