An explosion on Heritage Street, leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, left several individuals injured and created a state of panic in the area. Among the injured were girls from Haryana, who had arrived in an e-rickshaw to pay their respects at the sacred Darbar Sahib. The victims sustained minor injuries from shards of glass when windowpanes of the nearby Saragarhi parking facility shattered due to the blast.
Forensic experts from Chandigarh arrived at the scene to determine the cause of the explosion. Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh stated that the police had not yet received any report from the forensic team and could not confirm the cause of the blast until then. At the time of the incident, devotees and tourists were walking along the street when the explosion occurred near the Saragarhi parking area around midnight.
The force of the blast shattered windows at both the parking facility and a nearby restaurant, causing glass shards to rain down on pedestrians. Initially, it was believed that the explosion had originated in a restaurant chimney. Witness Karandeep Singh described how a motorcyclist was passing through the street when the blast occurred, causing panic and prompting people to rush towards the scene.
In response to the incident, police issued an advisory urging citizens to maintain peace and harmony and verify facts before sharing any information on social media. They reassured the public that the situation was under control. Karandeep Singh, a devotee present at the scene, mentioned that the girls injured in the explosion had come from Panchkula, Haryana, to visit the Golden Temple.
The Amritsar police released a statement addressing the spread of information about the explosion on social media: