Police detained two youths in connection with a grenade attack at police intelligence wing of Punjab Police in Mohali.
Police are yet to trace the attackers in the scanning of CCTV footage. In the evening, police said the RPG launcher used in the attack. And police recovered all the clues in the case and pursuing it carefully. Police said several suspects arrested and police questioned them.
Officials from NIA, IB and other security agencies informally visited the spot. This is the first time someone used an RPG in an attack on a state police office. Said counter-terrorism expert officers.
“Officials associated with the investigation said. “It appears that someone hired the accused for the job by people working from abroad. Police are probing the role of gangster-turned-terrorist Harvinder Singh alias Rinda in the blast.
Rinda, who lives in Pakistan, and also committed in the Ferozepur-to-Telangana arms smuggling case besides the Nawanshahr police CIA office blast.
What is worrying is that the attackers dared to attack the intelligence headquarters this time. It is disturbing that militant groups are recruiting youths easily by offering them money to carry out such a task,” said an officer.
According to an earlier report, investigating agencies suspected. That there were two persons in the grenade attack at police Intelligence Wing headquarters in Mohali
Highly placed official sources told,
Highly placed official sources said the investigating teams suspect that the two came in a white Desire car. “Their goal was clearly to damage the building. But it seems that the grenade hit a wall, thus reducing its impact,” a senior intelligence official said.
He said even the officials posted in the building initially considered it to be an LPG cylinder explosion.
This is the first time that rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) have been used in Punjab. This requires trained persons to operate the RPG. So the probe team suspects that the RPG had most likely reached the state from neighboring Jammu and Kashmir.
An FIR lodged against unidentified persons at Sohana police station. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann convened a meeting of top Punjab police officials to take stock of the blast.
Mann, along with AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal, tweeted that Punjab Police is investigating the case, but the AAP government will not spare anyone who tries to disturb peace in the state. The party’s Rajya Sabha MPs Sandeep Pathak and Raghav Chadha also tweeted on similar lines.