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1 more arrested in connection with blast in J-K's Ganderbal

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

One more person has been arrested in connection with a low-intensity blast inside a park in the district of and that left 13 people injured, a said today.

On June 17, the next day of Eid-ul-Fitr, a huge crowd was celebrating in Manasbal Park in the central district when their was an explosion in a dustbin there.

Three persons were arrested in the case on June 21. They were identified as Younis Khan, and Bilal Mir, all residents of Kondbal Safapora area, he said.

Police today arrested another accused, Mohammad Imran Sofi, a resident of Kondabal, who was absconding since then, he said.

Further investigation suggests the accused was the masterminded behind the blast, he said, adding Sofi is also "a chronic stone pelter".

"He is involved in instigating youths to resort to stone-pelting," the said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:40 IST