Update: HM masterminds Jammu Bus Stand Attack, Guv announces ex-gratia

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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist who threw a grenade at a crowded bus stand in Jammu city, Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in a powerful blast that killed one person and injured over 30.

Jammu and Kashmir Police IGP Manish K Sinha 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. Yasir Bhatt was tasked to throw this grenade by District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kulgam, Farooq Ahmed Bhatt alias Omar.”

Governor Satya Pal Malik condemned the attack. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 20,000 each to those injured in the incident

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