The Election Commission has asked Punjab police to submit a detailed report on the car explosion during poll campaigning in Bathinda last night that claimed five lives.
“Punjab police has been asked to submit a detail report on the car blast incident which will be submitted to the
Election Commission,” Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh told PTI today, adding “it is almost clear that it is a
He said in the wake of the car explosion, Punjab police will also come out with revised protocols for stepping up
vigil and surveillance and strengthening security during upcoming February 4 assembly polls.
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“It is almost clear that it (car explosion) is a terror attack and there is no confusion regarding the same.
And police have some evidence (in this regard),” the official said while replying to a query.
However, he said that the exact details would be ascertained after investigation by the forensic team of police.
Five persons were killed in a car blast that took place at Maur Mandi last night near the venue of the poll campaign
of a Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi at Maur Mandi in Bathinda.
The blast had occurred around 8:30 PM shortly after the a meeting by Jassi, who is contesting from Maur assembly seat. Jassi, who is a relative of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, had a narrow escape in this incident.