Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed on Monday the security situation across the country, especially Punjab, a day after three people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a grenade attack during a Nirankari congregation on the outskirts of Amritsar, officials said.
Singh has asked officials to provide all assistance to the Punjab government for the investigation, a home ministry official said. The Minister has also directed the Punjab government to beef up security at Sant Nirankari centre in Delhi and other parts of the country.
Security agencies, meanwhile, have ruled out the role of al-Qaeda’s Zakir Musa in the attacks, officials said. Last week, Punjab police had issued alerts about Kashmiri militant Musa following reports that he had met three people in Amritsar.
During the review meet Monday, the Home Minister was informed about the details of the attack on the religious gathering near Amritsar Sunday.
Singh was told that a team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has already visited the blast site along with their investigators and explosive experts. The police are treating the attack as a “terrorist act”.