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Amritsar Attack: Grenade made in Pakistan, ISI plotted, claims Amarinder Singh


The grenade attack which claimed three lives at a prayer hall in Amritsar on Sunday was made in Pakistan, claimed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Clarifying his claim, he said that there is no communal case in this, it is a pure case of terrorism and ISI —Pakistan’s Intelligence agency resorts these kinds of things.

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It is to be noted that, a man has been arrested for the attack and hunt is underway to nab more. The arrested man is identified as Bikramjit Singh. “A search for another accused, Avtar Singh, is on,” Singh said.

In the Amritsar grenade attack, around 20 people were also injured as two bike-borne, their faces were covered, threw a grenade at the Nirankari Bhawan. 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 that they were also investigating the possible involvement of terrorists supporting the demand for Khalistan. Notably, several people from Sikh separatist organisations were detained for questioning.

Today, Amarinder Singh held the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI responsible for the attack. “The mastermind of the attack is Pakistan’s ISI. Pakistan’s agenda is to disturb peace here,” he added.

Pakistan, the Chief Minister said, has been habitually trying to stir up trouble in Punjab, the state next to the border. The people, he said, “were easy targets and they were targeted”.

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