In a daring strike three persons were killed and several others injured in a grenade attack on a religious congregation inside the Nirankari Bhavan at Adliwal village near Amritsar’s Rajasansi , police said according to media reports .
Punjab Chief Minister held meet with top security officials and appealed for calm. Following the attack, high alert has been sounded in Punjab, Delhi, NCR region
The grenade was lobbed by bike-borne persons at a religious congregation of ‘Nirankaris’ which was being held at Adhiwala village in Amritsar, according to eyewitness accounts.
“A grenade has been lobbed and 5-10 persons have been injured in the incident,” a senior Punjab police official, who visited the incident spot, told reporters.
Three persons were killed in the incident, the official said.
However, Inspector General (Border), Surinder Pal Singh Parmar said, “Out of 250 people who were present in the religious congregation, three dead and 15-20 injured. As per initial reports, two people had come over here who knocked a grenade here.”
Punjab was on alert following an input claiming that ‘a group of six to seven Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were reportedly in the state, possibly in Ferozepur area’.
The state was put on alert after four persons snatched a SUV from its driver at gunpoint near Madhopur in Pathankot district last week.