Ground Report | New Delhi: Jammu: Blasts at Air Force; Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh has termed the two blasts at the Jammu Air Force station on Sunday as a ‘terrorist attack’. According to DGP Singh, the police, air force and other agencies are investigating this. Earlier, the Indian Air Force had informed about the blasts in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station.
The Air Force informed on Twitter, ‘Two low-intensity blasts occurred in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station on Sunday morning. News agency PTI quoted officials as saying that two Air Force personnel were injured in the blast. There was a gap of six minutes between the two blasts.
The Air Force has said in another tweet that there was no damage to any material in this incident and investigation is going on with civilian agencies. Meanwhile, DGP of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said that the police have ‘thwarted another attack’.
DGP Singh said, ‘Jammu Police has recovered another IED weighing 5-6 kg. This IED was found by a Lashkar operative who was trying to place it in a crowded area of the city. Was in fray. With this recovery a major terror attack has been foiled in the city. Interrogation of the arrested suspect is underway. More suspects are likely to be nabbed in connection with this failed IED blast attempt . Police is also working on the blasts in Jammu airport along with other agencies.
‘The explosives used in the two blasts at the Jammu airport are suspected to have been dropped by drones.’
He said that the FIR has been registered, ‘In this case, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered an FIR under sections 16,18,23 of the UAPA, 307 and 120B of the IPC and three sections of the Explosive Substances Act.’
However, the investigation in connection with the blasts at the Jammu airport is still on.
NIA team is present there. Security has been put on red-alert along the Jammu and Kashmir border. Along with this, security has been beefed up in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and patrolling has been increased at check-points.
DIG CRPF also reached the spot after two blasts at Jammu Air Force Station.