Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed that it arrested an accused allegedly involved in Manasbal park blast here in Ganderbal district on June 17.
A police official said that the accused was absconding after the blast. “The accused Muhammad Imran Sofi of Kondabal Safapora Ganderbal was involved in case (FIR No. 20/2018) related to explosive blast at Manasbal Park and was absconding after the incident,” senior superintendent of police Ganderbal Muhammad Khalil Poswal.
He said that the accused has been booked under Public Safety Act. “The investigation suggested that the accused had masterminded the blast and was involved in other law and order issues. He has been shifted to Kot balwal Jail,” the SSP added.
It may be recalled that a mysterious blast occurred inside Manasbal park on the Eid day. In the blast at least 13 persons sustained injuries.
During initial investigations three suspects of Kondbal Manasbal were rounded up and they confessed that they planned and executed the blast by preparing an explosive substance made up of Gelatin and other explosive material mostly used in blasting at stone quarries.