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Amritsar Blast: 'How Can We Support Them?' Manish Sisodia On Being Asked If AAP Supports Khalistani Groups

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that his party does not support Khalistan
  • On Monday, intel sources said that two key handlers, Happy PHD and Lakhbir Singh Rode, based in Pakistan, are involved in the attack.

After Republic TV revealed from intel sources that the attack on Nirankari Bhawan was carried by Khalistanis supported by ISI, the Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia told the channel that his party does not support Khalistan.

Sisodia was replying to Republic TV's question asking him whether the AAP supports Khalistan said "How can we support them?"

On Monday, intel sources said that two key handlers, Happy PHD and Lakhbir Singh Rode, based in Pakistan, are involved in the attack. Three people were killed and at least 20 people were injured in the attack.

READ: Amritsar Blast | Pakistan Based Khalistani-ISI Terrorists Involved, Zakir Musa's Role Under Probe: Intel Sources

On Sunday, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh had confirmed to us that intel agencies were probing Khalistani link in the grenade attack carried at the Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar's Rajasansi village.

"There might be a terror angle here. We will look into it. This is a very unfortunate incident. We will get to the bottom of this incident. This is a Nirankari Satsang which takes place in every village. They were never the target. This is the first time they have targeted the people of Nirankari satsang. They targeted Nirankari Satsang people because they knew that they don't have any security. There could be a Khalistan or ISI link. I will not be able to visit Amritsar today. DGP and Home Secretary will be there," he said.

The sources also said that they are interrogating a few Khalistani terrorists with regards to the blast. The involvement of Zakir Moosa has not yet been ruled out as per our sources though IG Surinder Pal Singh has ruled out the terrorist's involvement.

At least two hundred and fifty people were in the Bhawan when the attack happened. Following the attack, high alert has been issued in Punjab and Delhi-NCR 

The Aam Aadmi Party was in the news recently after it availed a venue to vocalist TM Krishna after his event in Delhi was postponed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) following series of trolling which called him 'anti-Indian' and questioned the central government for inviting him.

READ: Amid 'anti-India' Trolling, Delhi Government Invites TM Krishna To Perform In National Capital On November 17: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

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