Two Dead, Over 30 Injured In Grenade Blast At Jammu Bus Stand
The Logical Indian Crew Jammu and Kashmir
March 8th, 2019 / 6:10 PM
Image Credit:The Times Of India
The death toll in the grenade attacked which took place in Jammu on March 7 has risen to two. According to the report by The Hindu, Mohammad Riyaz, a 32-year-old resident of Kashmir’s Anantnag district had faced critical injuries. He succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at Government Medical Collge (GMC) hospital today. A 17-year-old Mohammad Sharik, a resident of Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, had sustained fatal splinter injuries in the chest. The teen died later succumbing to injuries. Most of the people injured are drivers and bus conductors, an officer said. Over 30 people have faced injuries and are being treated at the hospital.
The grenade blast
“The blast occurred on the roadside when there was a huge rush of people. I had come to drop my wife who was going to board a bus to Punjab,” Kuldeep Singh, one of the injured people said. The Jammu police arrested a minor within hours of the grenade blast. The minor is identified as Yasir Javed Bhat, a resident of Kulgam’s, Kashmir. Inspector General of Police, Jammu, M K Sinha had said that he was directed by the terror outfit Hizbul Mujahiddin commander Kulgam, Farooq Umar Bhat, also known as “Umar” to carry out the attack.
According to a report by NDTV, the attacker was identified with the help of a CCTV footage and the eye-witnesses from the area. He was carrying a red rucksack that proved which was helpful in the identification. “One team led by Sub-divisional police officer Nagrota during checking at Ban toll plaza found this boy who was going out of Jammu and was apprehended,” Sinha said, adding Yasir Javed Bhat was put to questioning who then confessed the crime, The Week reported.
“Whenever there is a heightened state of alert, we strengthen checking and frisking. Obviously, the intention is always to disturb the communal harmony and peace”, Singh said requesting people to be calm and patient. The Times of India reported.
People ran for their safety, and the situation normalised when the injured were taken to hospital for treatment. Satya Paul Malik, Governor has asked the administration to pay special attention into the treatment of the injured people.
This is the third attack in Jammu since last May. The grenade blast in Jammu bus stand took place three weeks after Pulwama terror attack that killed over 40 CRPF personnel.
Written by : Shrishti Verma (Intern)
Edited by : Poorbita Bagchi