Amritsar, November 20: Two days after the blast at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar’s Rajasansi village which claimed lives of three people, investigators till now have been not able to name any terror organisation behind the attack. However, during his visit to the grenade site yesterday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh claimed that initial investigation pointed to the involvement of Pakistan in the attack. The chief minister said that the grenades used in the blast were similar to the ones being manufactured by Pakistan ordinance factory. Attempts to 'Revive' Insurgency in Punjab Through 'External Linkages': Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat
Captain Amarinder Singh's visit to the blast site in Amritsar:
[Live] Visitng the grenade attack site at Adliwal Village. https://t.co/EUdSA3Cz6z
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 19, 2018
After his visit to Adliwaal village, Captain Singh tweeted, “Here are pointers to the involvement of cross-border actors. Assure proper investigation into this dastardly attack to bring the culprits to book.” The chief minister also dismissed the possibility that the attack was conducted because of the decades-old rivalry between Sikhs and Nirankaris. On Sunday, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited the blast site. In September this year, a similar grenade attack took place in Jalandhar’s Maqsudan. According to reports, security agencies believe that there are some similarities between both the attacks.
After the attack, opposition parties in Punjab hit out at the state government. Former Deputy Chief Minister of the state Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the peace and harmony are in danger in Punjab under Congress rule. He also advised the Congress government to focus on ensuring the safety of the people of the state. The blast comes days after former Hizbul Mujahideen commander and founder and chief of Al-Qaeda cell Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Zakir Moosa was spotted in Amritsar. The state police also released the posters of the terrorist.