A grenade exploded at a bus stop in the city of Jammu on March 7. One person was dead and 28 others were injured in this grenade attack. The people who were injured in this incident were immediately shifted to the nearby hospital for further treatment.
According to the sources, The grenade was hurled by an unidentified person which exploded under a bus. The incident happened around 12 in the Afternoon. The blast area was sealed off by the police officials and an investigation was conducted. Windscreens of a parked state road transport corporation (SRTC) bus were damaged in the blast. The incident created panic among the locals hence the officials asked the residents to stay away from the spot.
Later on, teams were constituted to work on leads, CCTV camera footage was examined, based on the oral testimony of witnesses the police officials identified the culprit. Hence the suspect who exploded the grenade at the bus stop was arrested and the suspect confessed to the crime after a brief interrogation.
According to the information provided by the officials, the District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kulgam, Farooq Ahmed Bhatt alias Omar, had tasked suspect Yasir Bhatt to throw the grenade at the bus stop.
The state is on a high alert in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.
Note: A Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into the bus of CRPF personnel on February 14. 40 Indian troops were killed in this deadliest terror attack in Pulwama district.
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