Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saw the law and order situation in the state after a grenade attack by bike-borne assailants at a religious congregation near Amritsar city killed at least three people.
Condemning the attack, Singh asked the state home secretary, DGP, DG (Law and Order) and DG Intelligence to rush to Rajasansi area, close to Amritsar international airport, and oversee the investigation into the attack on a Nirankari Bhavan, an official spokesman commented.
He has also questioned officials to strengthen security at all Nirankari Bhavans in the state. The Chief Minister said Rs five-lakh compensation to the family of the dead and free treatment to the 10 people injured, the spokesman said. The attack took place during a religious congregation of the Nirankari sect.
“A grenade was lobbed. Three people have died and 10 have been injured, two are critical,” Inspector General of Police S S Parmar told reporters after seeing the site.
Punjab was on alert following an intelligence that a group of six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists was reportedly in the state, possibly in Ferozepur area.
The state was put on alert after four persons carjacked an SUV at gunpoint near Madhopur area in Pathankot district last week.