Ahead of Republic Day, six injured in twin blasts in Jammu’s Narwal
Ahead of Republic Day, six injured in twin blasts in Jammu’s Narwal

JAMMU — At least six civilians were injured in twin mysterious blasts in Narwal area of Jammu district on Saturday, just four days ahead of Republic Day and the scheduled Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra, police said here.

An official, while speaking to the news agency KNO, said that two back-to-back blasts occurred near the bus yard of Transport Nagar in Narwal on Saturday morning.

He said in the twin blasts, six civilians were injured and they have been evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the Additional Director General of Police Jammu, Mukesh Singh also confirmed the incident and said six people have been injured.

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Following the incident, police, bomb disposal squad, and forensic experts reached the spot. “The nature was the blast was not known yet, while the matter is being investigated,” said the official.

He said massive searches have been launched in the area, while special checkpoints have also been set up on different routes.

The blasts took place even as security forces are on high alert in view of Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and the upcoming Republic Day.

LG Sinha condemns twin blasts in Jammu’s Narwal

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha condemned the twin blasts in Narwal area of Jammu.

In a statement, a spokesperson said senior police officials have briefed the Lt Governor about the blast and on the state of the investigation.

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As per the statement, he called for urgent steps to identify and take action against those responsible. “Such dastardly acts highlight the desperation and cowardice of those responsible. Take immediate and firm action. No efforts should be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the Lt Governor told the security officials.

He has offered heartfelt sympathies to those injured and also announced relief of Rs. 50,000 to those injured in the incident. He said that the administration would ensure the best possible treatment and extend every help required by the families.

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