Accused behind Jammu blast arrested: J&K Police chief

Accused behind Jammu blast arrested: J&K Police chief

Accused behind Jammu blast arrested: J&K Police chief

Meanwhile, IGP Jammu Zone on Thursday tweeted out informing of a casualty in the grenade blast that took place at Jammu bus stand earlier in the day.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told reporters that police had arrested Yasir alias Arhaan of Kulgam district in the Kashmir Valley who had thrown the grenade.

Jammu IGPMK Sinha told ANI, "It was a grenade explosion, it has caused injuries to approximately 18 people, all the injured have been shifted to hospital".

Windscreens of a parked state road transport corporation (SRTC) bus were damaged in the blast, a police official said, adding condition of one of the injured was stated to be "critical".

The injured were taken to Jammu's Government Medical College and Hospital.

The injured included 11 residents of Kashmir, two from Bihar and one each from Chhattisgarh and Haryana, the officials said.

"He was seen fleeing the area immediately after the blast".

According to specific inputs gathered by the agencies, the terror outfit is planning to carry out an IED attack in south Kashmir's Kajigund and Anantnag in the next 3-4 days and may use a stolen SUV in the operation. "I went to the spot of the explosion and saw about a dozen people were badly injured". "We are chasing all leads", said MK Sinha, the Inspector General of Police, Jammu.

"Whenever there is a heightened state of alert we step up checking".

"Obviously the intention is always to disturb the communal harmony and peace", he said and requested the people to maintain calm.

Earlier on May 24, three policemen and a civilian were injured in a similar grenade attack on the under-construction bus stand along the BC Road.

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