Jammu Bus Stand blast; Another suspect held

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/10/2019 1:48:11 PM

JAMMU, Mar 9: Police have arrested one more suspect in connection with Jammu Bus Stand grenade attack.
According to police officials, suspect was arrested from Chenani in Udhampur and was identified as Showkat Ahmed Bhat of Kulgam. He was detained from Chenani when he too was trying to return to Kashmir from Jammu like Yasir Bhat, teenager who arrested on Thursday itself hours after the explosion.
He was sent to JIC for four days. In the meanwhile, agencies reported that the main accused, a Class 9 student accused of throwing a grenade carried the weapon in his lunch box and concealed it under dry rice. Two people were killed and 32 were injured in the attack.
NDTV report quoting its sources said the police in Jammu had intelligence inputs about a possible attack in the city, which helped them to track down the 15-year-old accused within an hour after the attack.
The minor from Kulgam in south Kashmir in Nagrota, 20 km from Jammu, while he was trying to return home after carrying out the attack.
The student was self-trained to throw grenades by using content available on YouTube, NDTV report said quoting its sources. “The two people who died in the attack yesterday were from Uttarakhand and Anantnag in south Kashmir. A third, who was critical, died in hospital this morning. Sources said the police received intelligence inputs on Wednesday about a possible attack at some security installation or a crowded place by the minor in Jammu, after which all police formations were alerted. A senior police officer who interrogated the student said the accused kept the grenade in his lunch box and concealed it under dry rice. We are investigating who transported him up to Jammu since the teen had never visited the region before, the police officer said. The teen came to Jammu in a private car, the police sources said, adding they are trying to track the driver. He set out from Kulgam on Wednesday and reached Jammu the next day,” NDTV report said.



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