3 killed, 19 injured in grenade blast at Nirankari Bhavan

At least three people were killed and 19 injured in an explosion inside the Nirankari Bhavan at Adliwal village near Amritsar’s Rajasansi on Sunday, police said.Inspector General SPS Parmar said at least 19 people were injured in the blast.Some eyewitness accounts said that two armed and masked persons, who were on a motorcycle, forced their way inside the Bhavan by pointing a gun at the person on duty at the gate.“After they gained entry, they threw a grenade-like object at the congregation and escaped,” said an eyewitness.A hunt is on to nab them, the IG said.He said about 200 devotees were inside the hall at the time of the incident. No CCTV was installed on the premises, according to preliminary investigations.After the incident, the Bhavan was sealed by the police and security was stepped up at other ‘Nirankari Bhavans’ in the state. T

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