The blast took place in Maur town of Bathinda on Tuesday evening which left 3 people dead and 15 injured. Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi has ended a political gathering not far from the blast sites just a few hours earlier.
Out of 15 injured, conditions of 10 is stated to be serious. A Maruti Alto car(number PB05C8973) was used for the blast. Also, some eyewitnesses claimed that a pressure cooker was found near the site.
Harminder Singh Jassi is the close relative of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of Sirsa’s Dera Sacha Sauda as Jassi’s daughter is married to the dera head’s son. The political blame game has already started with Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal hold Aam Aadmi Party responsible for the explosion. Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh termed the blast as a machination against the Congress.
Both the parties asked the Election Commission to keep a close watch on the rigorous component. There is a possibility of IED being used in the blast. Also, police have not ruled out the conspiracy factor behind the incident.
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