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Mohali explosion: Raids carried out throughout Punjab, no arrest but

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Mohali explosion: Raids conducted across Punjab, no arrest yet


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police on Wednesday stated it has carried out raids throughout the state and rounded up suspects for questioning in reference to the explosion at its intelligence wing headquarters in Mohali.

Police stated they’re inspecting the CCTV footage to hint the individuals concerned within the incident.

In an audacious assault on Monday, a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was fired on the third flooring of the highly-guarded constructing in Mohali’s Sector 77 at 7.45 pm, which despatched the state in a excessive alert mode.

“Raids have been conducted across the state and possible suspects are being rounded up and questioned. CCTV footages are being extensively analysed to find out about the suspects involved,” the state police stated in an announcement. “Forensic experts are being roped in to further develop on clues regarding the case,” the assertion stated.

In a CCTV footage of the grenade assault, common visitors motion may very well be seen on the highway in entrance of the constructing of the intelligence wing headquarters.

Suddenly, there was a flash of sunshine when a automotive handed by means of the highway, suggesting that the RPG was fired from that automotive, as per the footage that surfaced on Wednesday. The video footage additionally shakes with the influence of the blast. However, it was not seen within the footage who fired the RPG.

Meanwhile, police have detained a person from Tarn Taran district in reference to the Mohali explosion, sources stated on Wednesday.

Nishan Singh, a resident of Kulla village, shall be questioned for his alleged function within the Mohali explosion incident, stated the sources.

Singh is already going through a number of felony circumstances, together with one associated to aim to homicide and one other below the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. The police on Tuesday had stated that it had recovered the launcher used within the assault.

The Mohali police had on Monday termed the explosion on the headquarters as minor. Police are suspecting the involvement of gangster-turned-terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda, who’s believed to be in Pakistan, within the incident.

Rinda has been taking the assistance of native gangsters to hold out anti-national actions right here, police sources stated. His identify got here up when a terror plot was foiled just lately with the arrest of 4 suspected Pakistan-linked terrorists in Haryana’s Karnal.

Rinda’s involvement was additionally detected in a hand-grenade assault on the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) workplace in Nawanshahr final month.

In his assertion after the assault, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had promised strictest punishment to these making an attempt to spoil the state’s environment.

Mann, who had held a gathering with the Director General of Police V Okay Bhawra and different senior officers on Tuesday, had stated that no person can be allowed to disturb the peaceable environment of Punjab.

A case below the related sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and the Explosives Act was lodged at Mohali’s Sohana police station after the incident.

Punjab Police chief Bhawra had earlier stated {that a} projectile had hit the constructing and the explosive utilized in it appears to be TNT (trinitrotoluene).