Srinagar: The teenager who has been accused in the Jammu grenade attack which took place on Thursday, reportedly, hid the explosive in his lunch-box and concealed it under dry rice, NDTV reported.
The police arrested the 19-year-old student within an hour after the attack as the intelligence inputs had already warned them of the possible attack in the city. According to the report, the student relied on YouTube videos for lessons on how to throw grenades.
On Thursday, one person was killed and 32 others injured in a grenade attack at a bus stand in Jammu. According to Zee News inputs, the explosion happened inside a bus. The whole area had to be cordoned off. The police nabbed the accused behind the grenade attack on the same day. He was identified as Yasir Bhatt from Kulgam and was caught while he was on his way back home. “The person who threw the grenade at the Jammu bus stand earlier today, has been arrested,” Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Briefing media about the development, J&K Inspector General of Police, MK Sinha had said, “Teams were constituted to work on leads, CCTV camera footage examined, based on oral testimony of witnesses we were able to identify a suspect. He was detained, his name is Yasir Bhatt, he has confessed to the crime.” Adding further, he informed that Yasir was tasked to throw the grenade by District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kulgam, Farooq Ahmed Bhatt alias Omar. Notably, this attack was the third grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu bus stand since May last year, viewed by security agencies as an attempt to disturb communal harmony and peace in the city.