Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Monday, 19 November Rs. 50 lakh reward for information leading to the suspects involved in the grenade attack at Nirankari Satsang Bhawan of Amritsar district.
The blast occurred during a religious congregation in which three people were killed and 21 people were injured.
A statement released by a media adviser to the Punjab CM states that the identity of the informer will be kept confidential. Those with information can call the police helpline number 181.
According to the eyewitnesses, two young masked men arrived on a motorcycle and threw a bomb inside the Nirankari Bhawan complex where a large gathering of people were attending a satsang. Around 200 people were inside the complex at the time of the blast.
In the aftermath of the blast, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA HS Phoolka said that Army chief must have been behind the grenade attack. He said, “The Army Chief made a statement recently. Maybe he has got it done himself to prove his statement correct. Maur Mandi blasts also took place during elections and these were later found to have been orchestrated by Ram Rahim. These were backed by the Congress but the blame was laid at the door of Khalistanis. Therefore there is no need to jump to any conclusions now before investigating this fully.”
However, later on, HS Phoolka expressed regrets over his comments accusing Army Chief Bipin Rawat of the attack at Nirankari.