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Pro-Khalistani Group Claims Responsibility For Jalandhar Bomb Blast

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Bhidranwale Tiger Forces of Khalistan, a fringe a pro-Khalistan group has claimed responsibility behind the bomb attack in Jalandhar on Friday evening
  • A day after the attack, in which four blasts took place at the Maqsudan police station, a letter by the organization stating that they were behind the blasts went viral on social media

Bhidranwale Tiger Forces of Khalistan, a fringe a pro-Khalistan group has claimed responsibility behind the bomb attack in Jalandhar on Friday evening. The incident had resulted in two police personnel sustaining minor injuries.

A day after the attack, in which four blasts took place at the Maqsudan police station, a letter by the organization stating that they were behind the blasts went viral on social media.  

PK Sinha, Police commissioner of Jalandhar, has stated that the police will verify the authenticity of the letter which asked the officials to not harm the people. "We have taken the cognizance of this letter and this will be part of our investigation," PTI quoted him as saying.

He further added that a forensic team along with the investigation team of the National Security Guard had visited the place of attack to ascertain the materials used in the blasts.

On Friday evening, four low-level intensity blasts rocked Maqsudan police station in Jalandhar, wherein two police officials suffered injuries. The attack reportedly took place after an explosive material was thrown in the police station.

Speaking about the incident, Sinha had told PTI, ""The police station is housed in a building of a primary health centre. It appears that someone hurled some explosive  from outside. The police station is open from two sides and has low boundary wall. We will investigate case from all angles."

When the incident took place, a meeting was held between the police station's SHO and other personnel.

When quizzed upon if there was any terror angle involved in the blast, the Police commissioner said, "It'll be presumptuous to say anything at this stage, but at the same time nothing can be ruled out. It can be anything."

"It can also be a mischief on someone's part. But we are taking it very seriously. We have cordoned off the area and security has been stepped up in entire Jalandhar," he added.

Sinha also mentioned that a case was registered against unidentified persons under provisions of the IPC and the Explosives Act and that the Forensic team had been summoned and the CCTV footage would be examined.

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