Will seek report on Delhi 'crackers' blast: Rijiju

| Updated: Oct 25, 2016 23:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): As one person was killed and two others injured in an explosion in Naya Bazar near Chandni Chowk area in the national capital on Tuesday, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said he came to know about it through the news media, but the Centre would seek a report on it. "I have not seen any report; I have only seen news, but we will seek a report. We have to be very careful this is the festival time. The government is keeping updates and issuing alerts as well, but people should also bear in their mind that this is festive season and they should celebrate it peacefully without any trouble." Joint Commissioner of Police Virendra Chahal said prima facie evidence suggested that it was like a firecracker explosion. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot after a call was made around 10.30 in the morning. Meanwhile, crime and forensic teams reached the site to collect samples, while Delhi's anti-terror wing and special cell also rushed to the spot. Asked if the Yashwant Sinha-led delegation had the government's backing, he said, "We cannot stop something which is voluntary in nature, beyond that I cannot comment." Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha, who led a " high-level delegation" to meet hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and chairman of the moderate section of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, today said they are "not a delegation" and are in Kashmir for the sake of mankind to reduce pain and sadness of the people of the Valley. Sinha told the media, "We want to make this clear that we are no delegation. We a few people are people of goodwill, and are here for the sake of mankind and our aim is to reduce pain and sadness of the people in Kashmir. By doing this, we will feel ourselves to be luckiest ones," Singh said. (ANI)