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1 killed, 5 injured in terror attack on liquor shop in Jammu
Red alert sounded, JWTA accuses police of ignoring HM dictates
11/17/2012 11:51:46 PM
Sumit Sharma

Jammu, Nov 17: In a possible terror attack, one person was killed and five others were injured when a grenade was hurled towards a wine shop in Narwal Bala in the city outskirts today which missed the target and exploded in air, police sources said. Meanwhile police have sounded red alert in Jammu and security nakas have been beefed up in winter capital where offices have shifted from summer capital recently.
The blast in Jammu took place a day after the militant attack on liquor shop in Srinagar.
The attacks on wine shops started after Hizbul-Mujahideen (HM) outfit warned shop owners and asked them to close down their business. However, reacting over the attack, Jammu Wine Traders Association (JWTA) president JS Jasrotia and its general secretary Ajay Goel have condemned the attack and have demanded police security to wine shops situated in Jammu. They blamed that despite the threat from HM and it was laxities on the part of police which claimed precious human life and gave an opportunity to miscreants to strike on wine shop that too outskirts of winter capital where the Govt Offices have recently shifted from summer capital.
"Initial reports said a grenade was hurled at the M/s Munish Wine Shop at Narwal Bala, south of Jammu city, at 07:10 pm,' police sources said further adding, "a Chinese grenade is believed to use in this terror attack in Jammu.'
Meanwhile, "No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, they added. A forensic team reached on the spot and took samples. They also gather splinters of the grenade to know the quality and quantity of the grenade.
Meanwhile, deceased has been identified as Kuldeep Kumar of Chouki Chora Akhnoor while the five injured person are undergoing medical treatment in Govt Medical College (GMC) Jammu have been identified as Rakesh and Pardeep of Ramnagar-Udhampur, Amar Nath of Bahu Fort Jammu, Rajinder of Gadigarh and Ramu of Madya Pradesh. The deceased Kuldeep was reportedly running a kiosk near by the wine shop to earn his livelihood.
Meanwhile, as the report was flashed Senior police officers including IGP Jammu Dilbagh Singh, DIG JP Singh, SSP Prabhat Singh, SP South Rajeshwer Singh, SP CI Joginer Singh and SP SOG Pawan Parihar rushed to the spot to take the stock of the situation.
Talking to the media persons present on the spot, IGP Jammu Dilbagh Singh briefly said it looks like grenade was hurled. "But the police and other security agencies are investigating the matter and forensic reports are awaited, he added
This is the first time militants have struck in Jammu area since May 2011 when one person was killed and 10 others injured, while a senior Army officer had escaped unhurt in a car-bomb blast on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
Here it needs to mention the HM ultras opened indiscriminate firing at a wine shop located in the tourist hub of Dalgate in Srinagar on Nov 15, killing one person and injuring four.
Meanwhile, a boy got seriously injured in a mine explosion along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Identified as Shakeel Mohammad, the boy got injured this morning when he inadvertently stepped over a landmine in village Karmada of Poonch, sources said further adding that the injured was immediately shifted to the district hospital.
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