Blasts in Srinagar
Three grenade blasts rocked Srinagar on Saturday injuring a CRPF head constable and two civilians. One grenade exploded near the high security civil secretariat, the seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government. Police said that militants tossed a hand grenade towards D-company, the 23rd battalion of the CRPF, guarding the secretariat.
In another incident, militants hurled a hand grenade towards an under construction house, housing a platoon of 158 battalion CRPF at Botshah Mohallah Lal Bazar in the city outskirts. CRPF spokesperson Prabhakar Tripathi said the grenade missed its target and exploded without causing any damage. He said the militants threw another hand grenade at Firdous cinema in Hawal, which was the company headquarters of the 96 battalion of CRPF.
Director General of Police Kuldeep Khudda said the blasts were a desperate attempt by the militants to make their presence felt.
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- Chinar Corps commander Lt Gen BS Raju said the Line of Control remains fairly active because of Pakistan's attempts to push in terrorists.
- The Delhi Police in its application seeking injunction against farmers taking out a tractor rally had said that the tractor rally could cause law and order problems and embarrass the country.
- The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a platform of farm unions spearheading the farmers’ agitation, said farmers all over the country would also take out similar parades in state capitals and district headquarters.
- The BJP has denied any involvement in the attack on Sunday.