One accused arrested; Amarinder blames Pak's ISI
NEW DELHI: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday showed proof of Pakistani link to the Amritsar blast and announced the arrest of one accused involved in the attack.
The arrested accused has been identified as 26-year-old Bikramjit Singh. The cops have also recovered the motorcycle used in the attack.
Briefing media about the developments, Amarinder blamed Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence for fomenting trouble in the state.
The chief minister said the second accused involved in the attack has also been identified and efforts are on to arrest him.
He lauded the security forces for their quick action and reiterated that it was a "pure terrorist activity", and there was no religious angle to the incident.
"We have busted 17 modules. 81 people have been arrested. 77 arms have been seized, in addition to IEDs, grenades, etc ... our forces are always one step ahead of them (terrorists)," Amarinder said.
Displaying the picture of the grenade used in the attack, Amarinder said the blast carries ISI's signature.
"This is the type of grenade which has been taken from other modules. This is the one being used against forces in Kashmir. This one is made under license by Pakistan ordnance factory and is filled with pellets," he said.