Jammu: A day after a grenade attack at the crowded general bus stand here left two persons dead and 31 others injured, the Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday appealed to shopkeepers to install CCTV cameras to help the force to keep the city safe.
Inspector General of Police, Jammu, MK Sinha made the appeal in a post on his Twitter account.
“Appeal to all market associations in Jammu city. Help Jammu police in keeping your city safe. Install as many CCTV cameras looking out from your shops and establishments as possible. Early action would be very helpful,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site.
A grenade blast rocked general bus stand Jammu in the heart of the city around Thursday afternoon, killing a teenager Mohammad Sharik of Uttrakhand and injuring 32 others.
One of the injured, Mohammad Riyaz from Kashmir, succumbed to injuries at Government Medical College hospital in the early hours Friday, taking the death toll in the incident to two.
Within hours of the incident, police arrested a Kashmiri youth based on the oral testimony of the eye-witnesses and the CCTV footage and claimed that he was tasked by terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen to carry out the attack.
Yasir Javed Bhat, a resident of Khanpora-Dassein village in Kulgam, was tasked by HM district commander, Kulgam, Farooq Ahmad Bhat alias Umar to carry out the attack, Sinha had told reporters here Thursday evening. —PTI