Javid AhmadSrinagar, Feb 12:
Unknown persons Tuesday lobbed a petrol bomb towards the highly fortified Central Jail, Srinagar.
Police sources said that unknown persons hurled a petrol bomb towards the Central Jail, Srinagar from rear side.
The said it missed the target and exploded outside the jail.
“There was no loss of life or any damage in the incident,” said a police officer.
After the incident, forces rushed to the scene and heightened the vigil outside the jail.
A manhunt was launched by forces to nab the attacker. However, no arrests were reported.
Central Jail Srinagar is highly fortified and CCTVs have been installed around it. The forces maintain round the clock vigil in and around Central Jail to foil any untoward incident.
This is the second petrol bomb blast in city in this month.
Earlier, on 4 February a petrol bomb was hurled at CRPF bunker at Jawahar Nagar area. It had exploded off the target without causing any injuries.
The Monday’s petrol bomb incident comes two days after 11 persons were injured in grenade blast at Lal Chowk area of the city.
On February 10, four civilians, three police men and four CRPF men were injured after militants lobbed a grenade towards CRPF’s 132 battalion stationed at Palladium cinema in Lal Chowk.
Since January, militants have carried a series of grenade attacks in Srinagar including at Lal Chowk and Rajbagh area.
A police officer said that investigation was on to trace the group behind these incidents.
He said it was premature to say whether or not the movement of militants or their Over Ground Workers (OGWs) has increased in the city.
“As of now, nothing about these has come to fore clearly,” the officer said.
Following the grenade incidents, the security around Lal Chowk has been further beefed up.
The forces are conducted random frisking of people in the city centre.