Bhatinda explosion: Death toll rises to six, officials suspect terror angle
(1 year ago)
Bhatinda (Punjab) , Jan. 31 : The death toll in the explosion that shook Bhatinda late last evening has increased to six.
The incident took place at Maur Mandi near Bhatinda near the venue of the road show of Congress leader Harminder Singh Jassi, who is contesting the upcoming polls in the state from the Maur assembly seat.
The officials are still investigating the incident and have yet not ruled out terror angle.
"Forensic experts who have arrived here are examining the cause of explosion and have requested MHA to send an expert team of NSG to examine so that we can know what materials were used for explosion. We are not ruling out terror angle," DGP Suresh Arora told ANI.
The explosive, as told to ANI by SDM Maur Latif Ahmed, was planted in a car at the spot.