Local youth's hand suspected in Amritsar grenade attack

Police personnel and the media at the Nirankari Bhawan, where two men on a motorcycle reportedly threw a grenade during a religious ceremony, in Rajasansi village near Amritsar, Punjab, Sunday, Nov 18, 2018. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 19, 2018, 10.45 AM (IST)

Amritsar local youth hand is suspected in the terror attack that killed three persons and left more than 20 people injured on Sunday. The police are investigating the incident as a "terrorist act".

According to reports the attackers did a little recce of the ashram premises twice and knew that religious assemblage occurred on Sundays.

Further, Khalisthan-upheld outfits provided the arms and ammunition, used in the assault, to the attackers.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for anybody providing information on those involved in the Amritsar grenade blast that left three persons dead, officials said.

On Sunday, Three people and over 20 injured when two motorcycle-borne men threw the grenade on a religious congregation on the outskirts of Amritsar.

The incident took place inside the Nirankari Bhavan's prayer hall at Adliwal village near Amritsar's Rajasansi, police said. A congregation of the Nirankari followers was being held inside at the time.

The Sant Nirankari Mission is a spiritual organisation and the Bhavan here is located close to the international airport and Indo-Pak border.

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Three people and over 20 injured when two motorcycle-borne men threw the grenade on a religious congregation on the outskirts of Amritsar.