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Five-day police remand for Amritsar attack accused

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 11/22/2018 11:19:11 AM IST

Bikramjit Singh, arrested in connection with a blast at Nirankari Mission congregation in Amritsar, which claimed three lives, was produced before a court on Thursday.  

According to Tribune, the court has sent him to a five-day police remand. Bikramjit Singh was arrested on Wednesday, 72 hours after the attack.

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had said police were on the hunt for another accused, Avtar Singh. Three people, including a preacher, were killed and more than 20 injured when two motorcycle-borne men threw a grenade on a religious congregation inside Nirankari Bhavan at Adliwal village on the outskirts of Amritsar on Sunday. Pakistan’s ISI very active to cause trouble in Punjab, Amarinder Singh said, adding, “The grenades were dumped from across the fence by Pakistan’s ISI.

Ruling out any communal angle behind the attack, the CM said it was just an act of terror.

Amarinder said Bikramjit Singh alias Bikram (26), a resident of Dhariwal village under Rajasansi police station, was arrested early on Wednesday morning from near Loharka village.

Bikram, an operative of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), has given significant information indicating that the grenade was provided to the assailants by one Happy in Pakistan.

 

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