Three injured in blast at Tosamaidan in J&K’s Budgam


Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): At least three people were injured, one of them critically, in an explosion at Tosamaidan area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district today, police officials said.

A police officer said that some people had gathered in the Tosamaidan meadow today and a sudden explosion took place in which three people were injured, one of them seriously.

“All three were shifted to the hospital for treatment, where the condition of one was stated as critical,” he said. The injured were shifted to Primary Health Centre, Budgam for treatment.

Tosamaidan, a sprawling meadow spread over 10,000 hectares of land, was under Army for several decades till 2014 and was used as an artillery training range for the armed forces. The army vacated the area in 2014 and it took two years to sanitise the area from unexploded shells after which the meadow was thrown open for public in May, 2016.

It was opened for public by the then J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with a promise that the area will be converted into a full-fledged tourist spot.