Amritsar grenade terror attack: CM announces Rs 5 lakh compensation for dead
Amritsar : Reacting sharply on the alleged handgrenade terror attack at a Nirankari congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed police to immediately increase security of the sensitive areas in the state, terming it as "the first such indiscriminate attack on innocent people in recent past".
"Preliminary investigations had so far revealed that two men, one of them with a flowing beard, with covered faces, allegedly forced their way into the hall by brandishing a pistol. They detained the sewadar, lobbed the grenade into the prayer room, and escaped on a motorcycle," he said.
He also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of dead in the grenade terror attack.
People were offering morning prayers when two men on a motorcycle threw grenade and flew from the site. The attack comes at a time when a high alert had been announced in the state post reports of a couple of terrorists entering Indian borders via Punjab.
"Everything happened within a couple of minutes. They got in, threw the grenade and fled," one man told the police.
It is suspected that the terrorists are now planning to move towards New Delhi.