Ganderbal, June 21: On 17-06-2018 i.e; on next day of Eid-Ul-Fitr when a huge crowd of people including men, women & children were celebrating eid in Manasbal park. An explosive device suddenly exploded in a government dustbin kept in park resulting in injuries to 13 persons among whom most of them are students. In fact some unknown persons had kept/exploded the said device in order to spread the terror among the general public out of their terrorist activities who later flew away from the place of occurrence.
On receipt of information at police station Safapora case FIR NO. 20/2018 U/S 307 RPC, 3/4 EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCE ACT WAS REGISTERED in police station Safapora and investigation taken up. District ssp Ganderbal Shri Fayaz Ahmad Lone constituted a team under the supervision of Shri Ashiq Hussain DySP Hqrs Ganderbal for speedy/transparent investigation of the case.
During the course of investigation the injured persons were given treatment at JVC and SKIMS Srinagar. Site plan was prepared some remnants of dustbin and other samples were collected and pieces of rubber, plastic and a wick has been recovered/seized from place of occurrence and sent to FSL where from opinion is awaited.
During Investigation 03 Suspects Namely
1- YOUNIS KHAN S/O LATE AYOUB KHAN R/O KONDBAL (QUARRY LABOUR),
2- IRFAN KHAN S/O LATE GH. MOHAMMAD KHAN R/O KONDBAL AND
3- BILAL MIR S/O GH. RASOOL MIR R/O KONDBAL ( QUARRY LABOUR)
Further investigation has revealed that Younis, Irfan and Bilal had hatched a criminal conspiracy and has manufactured this explosive device on 17-06-2018 at Kondbal by way of arranging a Pepsi bottle, adhesive tape, fuse, wick (soyeth) and nitrate mixture and went to Mansbal park on a motor cycle. The explosive device was put by them inside a steel government dustbin. Thereafter the fuse was ignited by Younis, the device exploded and all the 03 fled away from the scene of occurrence.
Further investigation is going on and further developments/arrests are expected soon.