Jammu: 1 Dead & 32 People Injured In A Tragic Grenade Attack At Bus Stand, Suspect Under Arrest

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| March 7 , 2019 , 18:01 IST

One person died and 32 people have been injured in a grenade blast on Thursday at the main bus stand in Jammu at around 12 noon. DGP Dilbagh Singh said that the person who threw the grenade at the Jammu bus stand earlier today has been arrested.

Police questioning was underway. So far, cops have detained 15 peoples in connection with the case.  

According to media reports earlier Jammu IGP MK Sinha has put the initial number of the injured at eight to nine, saying, “Around eight to nine people have been injured in a grenade blast at the Jammu bus stand.”

He said all the injured have been shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital for treatment.

The injured, officials said, are bus drivers and conductors.

A grenade was placed under a bus, the police said. However, it is unclear if there were people inside the bus.

“Obviously the intention is always to disturb communal peace and harmony... We are sure to hunt them down,” a senior police officer said.

It is learnt that this was the third grenade blast in the vicinity in the past 10 months.

Past midnight on December 28, suspected terrorists had hurled a hand grenade near the bus stand police station. No one was injured in this attack.

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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. The accused were subsequently arrested.

"The police is working on all the leads. We are collecting evidence and we will hunt them down," a police officer told reporters.

"I thought it was a tyre burst. it was a big blast. The locals took the injured to the hospital in an ambulance," an eyewitness told news agency ANI.

kushal kumar

Reports in news media say that on 7 March 2019 , a grenade blast was executed in a Jammu bus stand , killing at least one injuring 32. Shocking act of terror. In this context , it may be apt to refer to this Vedic astrology writer’s alert for more care and appropriate strategy through article - “ The Year 2019 Astrologically for India” - published last year on 7 October , 2018 at The alert had said that more care and appropriate strategy on road also in J&K during February -March 2019 against human malice , landslide or quake jolts. Later and separately such dates as 14 February , 22 February , 3rd March and 11- 12 March or a day prior and after to these dates during February-March 2019 may also be kept in view for more care and appropriate strategy in relation to matters or aspects of life brought out in the article for the country.