CHANDIGARH: Haryana government today announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for any credible information about those involved in the blast in a Chandigarh-bound state roadways bus in Kurukshetra district yesterday, which police said was carried out using an IED.
A mixture of chemicals was used in the IED (improvised explosive device) which was detonated with a time device, Superintendent of Police (SP) Simardeep Singh said.
Teams of IB and NIA today visited the site of the "low intensity" blast which occurred near Pipli when the bus was on its way to Chandigarh from Sonepat. Around 12 people were injured in the explosion in which IED was suspectedly used.
Police spokesman said the reward of Rs 10 lakh will be given to any person who gives credible information about the blast.
An FIR has been registered under section 307 of Indian Penal Code, sections 3 and 5 of Explosives Substances Act, section 4 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and section 16 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act at Police Station Sadar Thana, Kurukshetra, he said.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted under Haryana Additional Director General of Police (Crime) S S Kapoor, he said, adding it has already started its investigation, he added.
Simardeep Singh said the teams of IB and NIA today examined the Haryana Roadways bus and the site at Pipli where the blast took place.
"The team members analysed the material of low intensity bomb recovered from the bus," he said.
Forensic experts are analysing details to establish the pattern of the Pipli blast with two recent similar incidents at Panipat railway station, he said.
Singh said the central agencies were working in close coordination with Haryana police's SIT.