There are reports of one more explosion in the vicinity of the Golden Temple in Amritsar in Punjab. The third blast, in a week, occurred at Wednesday late night. However, there are no reports of any loss of life or injury. The first blast took place on Saturday night on Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple. Some tourists were injured. The second blast took place on Monday around the same place. Nobody was injured in it.
Meanwhile, Punjab Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the case of the low-intensity blasts in the vicinity of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. DGP Punjab, Gaurav Yadav said that the case has been solved with the arrest of five people who were involved in the incident. Police said the motive behind the blasts was to disturb peace.
Meanwhile, SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami blamed the negligence of the government and said the security squad of the gurdwara body apprehended three persons including a couple who were staying in Guru Ramdas Serai behind which the fresh explosion took place. They were handed over to the police later.
Dhami said the government showed negligence in handling this matter and that is why the third explosion took place. The newly wed couple threw the explosives from the bathroom of the sarai where they were staying towards the Galliara. Reports said they were staying in room number 224 of the sarai. Police recovered some handwritten pages from the possession of the accused. He said a scanner will be installed for the devotees entering the Golden Temple and appealed to the devotees to carry only necessary things while visiting the shrine complex.
According to the sources firecrackers material was used to make the explosions. None of the arrested persons has any known terror link.