A blast at a spiritual gathering in Amritsar’s Nirankari Bhawan on Sunday killed three people and injured more than 15, police said. Two armed men on a motorcycle forced their way into a building where the Nirankari spiritual group was meeting, in Rajasansi area in Punjab’s Amritsar, according to eyewitnesses. They brandished their pistol while entering the premises before throwing a hand grenade at the crowd, said the bystanders. Police suspect that foreign fundamentalists may have involved in it. At present, the team of Forensic Department is present on the spot and is collecting evidence. After the incident, Haryana and Delhi have also issued alerts. Security of Delhi’s Nirankari Ashram has also been increased. All roads going from Amritsar to Border have been sealed.
A senior police officer of the Punjab Police told that the attack is not related to the terrorist Zakir Musa. “According to the initial investigation, there has been a grenade attack on Nirankari dera, there were more than 200 people, three people were killed, 10 to 15 people were injured,” he said. Rescue relief work is going on. Initial investigations revealed that two armed attackers had come, they had a pistol but they did not use it. “Police say that the CCTV is not installed in the premises.
Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar said, “The investigation will definitely be done. We must also not forget that the terrorist army had an alert about Terrorist Musa. Such people always aim the soft target. This is not the first incident, before the grenade was thrown at Jalandhar. All the security agencies should work together to maintain peace. “
What is the Nirankari Community?
In 1929, Baba Buta Singh established the Sant Nirankari Mission. There are currently more than 10 million devotees worldwide in the mission. There are Nirankari missions in 27 countries around the world and its headquarters is located in Delhi. There are more than 100 centers of mission abroad. Apart from India, there are many ashrams in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, America, and the United Kingdom.