As Rahul Gandhi’s yatra enters Jammu, twin blasts in Jammu area injure 7

Jammu : At a time when Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is in Jammu, the mysterious twin blasts near Narwal area this morning injured seven people.

Gandhi’s yatra is currently on a break at Chadwal, over 60 km from Jammu.

Additional Director General of Police (Jammu) Mukesh Singh told media that seven people were injured in the blasts. One of the injured is said to be critical.

The area has been cordoned off and security has been enhanced following the blasts. Vehicles are being checked as part of a search operation.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the blasts and announced Rs 50,000 financial assistance to the injured.

“Such dastardly acts highlight the desperation and cowardice of those responsible. Take immediate and firm action. No efforts should be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the Lt Governor said.