NSG: NSG involved in probe into Nia Asar blasts; The DGP said, cannot rule out the angle of terrorism. Amritsar News – Times of India

Amritsar: Even as teams of National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guards (N.S.G) was seen on Heritage Street near Amritsar’s Golden Temple on Tuesday morning where two low-intensity explosions occurred in a span of 30 hours, Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav said in Ludhiana, adding that a terror angle cannot be ruled out.
Emphasizing that the Punjab Police is probing the two blasts, the DGP said they are taking the help of all agencies like the National Security Guard. “They (N.S.G) have expertise in blast investigation,” he said.
Amritsar Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh Said police were yet to ascertain the exact cause of the blast, and had sought the help of the NSG, which had advanced bomb detection expertise, for a second opinion. Two low-intensity explosions rocked Heritage Street at 11.30 pm on Saturday and 6.15 am on Monday, injuring one person in each.
The DGP had visited the blast site on Tuesday and said the devices appeared to be crude bombs. Heritage Street as well as other parts of Amritsar witnessed heavy police presence due to the two-day Operation Vigil launched by the state police against anti-social elements. As part of the vigil, cordon and search operations were carried out in all the districts. The DGP supervised one such operation at Ludhiana’s Interstate Bus Terminal.
Searches and flag marches were conducted in Bathinda, Moga, Faridkot, Muktsar, Mansa, Barnala, Fazilka, Ferozepur and other major towns and cities to instill confidence among the people. Bathinda ADGP Naresh Kumar Arora said the search would continue.
Ropar Range IG Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that he inspected the check posts in Ropar district and police are keeping a watch on every movement of suspicious and anti-social elements. Roopnagar SSP Vivek S Soni also said that thorough checking of vehicles is being done and no one will be allowed to disturb the peace. (With inputs from Bathinda, Patiala and Ludhiana)