Grenade fired at Secretariat
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, July 18: Panic gripped Civil Secretariat here Wednesday when militants fired a rifle grenade towards the building. However the grenade didn’t explode.
The grenade was fired at around 12.35 pm and it landed just inside the main gate.
The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was called to neutralize the bomb. “The grenade was removed from the spot and later diffused,” said an official posted in the security wing of the Secretariat.
The incident created panic in the area. The security personnel posted at the Secretariat gate were seen taking combat positions. Police and Central Reserve Police Force later carried out search operations in the adjoining areas.
The incident also created panic inside the building and everybody was seen inquiring about the matter.
According to official sources, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was not present in his office at the time of the incident, however most of his Cabinet colleagues were present.
Security around the Secretariat and other vital installations in the city has been beefed up in view of the attack.
Police said that they have started the investigations but have no clue as yet. No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
“We have started investigations,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Syed Aashiq Hussain Bukhari told Greater Kashmir.
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