State govt claims bus was attacked from front and right by two different groups; CRPF denies lapse in security; PoK-based LeT terrorist Abu Ismail prime suspect.
Protests were held in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Valsad, Mandvi (in Kutch), Modasa, Surendranagar and Jamnagar, besides other towns.
The state government report said the driver again did not stop the bus despite facing the terrorist attack for the second time in quick succession.
The Muslim driver of the Amarnath Yatra bus, which was attacked by militants in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening, has been hailed as a hero.
The BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters that the Amarnath pilgrims would be provided with full proof security arrangements.