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Manasbal Blast Case 2018: Five Accused Chargesheeted Before Session Court in Ganderbal

The blast took place on June 17, 2018, in which 13 local visitors including minors and students were seriously injured.

Published: February 16, 2019 5:32 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Kanimozhi Sudhakar

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Manasbal Blast (File Photo)

Ganderbal: Police filed charge-sheet against five accused on Saturday in connection with the 2018 Manasbal blast case. The attack which took place in Jammu and Kashmir had left 13 civilians injured. The case with FIR No 20/2018 was registered at P/S Safapora before Session Court in Ganderbal after the requisite government sanction and other departmental formalities, stated a report.

The five accused involved in the case have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Younis Khan, Bilal Ahmad Hastiwala, Mohammad Imran Sofi and Bilal Ahmad Mir. “During trial proper follow-up (pairvi) of case will be ensured,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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In September 2018, the Ganderbal Police detained Bilal Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Rasool Mir resident of Cheshmai Manasbal Ganderbal under Public Safety Act in connection with the low-intensity blast, which took place at Manasbal park. The accused was involved in case FIR number 20/2018 under relevant sections of law. Police said, “The suspect is a chronic stone-pelter and is indulging in encouraging and instigating the youth of the area to resort to stones pelting upon security agencies. The suspect has been lodged under the Public Safety Act at Kothbilwal Jail, Jammu.”

Three persons were arrested in the case on June 21 namely Younis Khan, Irfan Khan and Bilal Mir, all residents of Kondbal Safapora area. Upon further investigation, police found out that Younis, Irfan and Bilal had hatched a criminal conspiracy and manufactured this explosive device in Kondbal village by arranging a bottle, adhesive tape, fuse, wick and nitrate mixture.

On June 17, 2018, following the Eid-ul-Fitr, a huge crowd was celebrating in the Manasbal Park in the central Kashmir district when there was an explosion in a dustbin. 13 local visitors including minors and students were seriously injured in the blast.

(With Agency inputs) 

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