Possible building blast attempt foiled in Dharamshala

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 24: A possible attempt to blow up two buildings located at the foot of the Nechung Monastery in Gangchen Kyishong has been avoided after it was reported to the police earlier last night.

A ground floor room of a four story rental building has been planted with three gas cylinders covered with a red flooring carpet facing a plucked in-room heater along with a 5-litre petrol in the room.

A friend of the tenant who visited the room last night is said to have discovered the odd items lying there to possibly blow up, the local police authorities were swiftly alerted.

Later another gas cylinders was found facing a plucked in-room heater beside a 15-litre petrol on the ground floor of the adjacent building rented by a foreigner. Both the tenants of the room have been out for a while and its not know who hatched the elaborate plan to blow up the building.

“The building risked being blown up had it not been for the timely discovery last night and fourteen people were present in the two buildings,” a Tibetan living in the rented room of the building told Tibet Express.

It is being reported that the items were brought from outside through a forced entry, a window of both the rooms have been broken, while attempts were also made to break the locks of the doors as well.

The police are taking the matter seriously and high-ranking police officials visited the scene earlier today. Further investigations are on.

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