ISI masterminded Amritsar attack, grenade made in Pakistan: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 21, 2018, 05.00 PM (IST)

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that the grenade used in the attack on a religious congregation on the city outskirts of Amritsar was made under license by Pakistan ordinance factory and added that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) masterminded the attack. 

The grenade used in the attack is the same used against the Indian forces in Kashmir, he said and added Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence is quite active in fomenting trouble in Punjab, Singh said.

Three persons were killed and at least 10 injured in the attack. 

The CM said that 26-year-old Bikramjit Singh has been arrested in connection with the attack and another accused will be captured soon. 

''I'm happy to announce that police nabbed one of the two persons involved. The other man will also be arrested soon. His name is Avtar Singh,'' he said. 


The attack took place inside the Nirankari Bhavan at Adliwal village near Amritsar's Rajasansi, close to the international airport, police said.

Ruling out the communal angle, the Punjab CM said it's a pure case of terrorism. 

''They were targeted as they were easy targets. We had information in the past about other organisations being targeted but we took precautionary measures and prevented them from happening,'' the Punjab CM said.