Amritsar Blast: Security Forces Carry Out Flag March To Maintain Peace | India News

New Delhi: Security forces in Punjab on Monday carried out a flag march in Amritsar following the reports of an explosion near the Golden Temple. The flag march was carried out to restore the confidence of the public as it was the second explosion in two days.

The second explosion took place at the very site where the first explosion occurred on Saturday, May 6 – at Heritage Street near the Golden Temple in Punjab’s Amritsar. The cause of the explosion, however, is yet to be ascertained and police said they are “verifying” the cause of the incident.

“We are verifying. The situation is normal here. Anti-sabotage, Bomb Squad, and FSL teams are here,” Amritsar Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Mehtab Singh told ANI.

He further said that one person has received a minor injury in the leg and the glass facades of some nearby buildings were damaged in the blast.

“After the clarification, we can tell how it happened. The investigation is going on by our teams,” he added.

A sweeper who was present on the spot during the incident said, “I am a sweeper here and was doing my duty when I heard a big blast sound and saw heavy smoke,” he said.

On May 6, Saturday night around 11:15 pm there was an explosion at the same Heritage Street near the Golden Temple, police said in which one person was injured. Amritsar ADCP Mehtab Singh said that both Saturday’s blast and the one today was of a low intensity. 

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