Mohali Blast: Punjab Police detains 11 suspects, registers case under UAPA

Mohali:

The Punjab Police has detained 11 people in connection with the rocket attack on the Intelligence Wing headquarters of the state police in Mohali. Sources said that the Punjab Police and intelligence agencies are interrogating the detained people at an undisclosed location.

Sources said that the police have registered a case against unidentified persons under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

A rocket-propelled grenade shattered the windows of one floor of the building at the Intelligence Wing headquarters of the Punjab Police in Mohali on Monday night. According to the Punjab Police, however, no one was injured in the blast.

The blast took place at around 7.45 pm at the Sector 77 office in Mohali. The windowpanes of one floor of the building were shattered due to the explosion.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann promises action

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said those trying to vitiate the atmosphere in the state by attacking the Intelligence Wing headquarters of the Punjab Police in Mohali would be punished “severely” and highlighted that “some arrests have been made” in the case. 

Mann also held a meeting with Punjab Director General of Police VK Bhavra and top officials of the intelligence wing and sought a report on the incident.

He said, “I held a meeting with the DGP and Intelligence officials in the wake of the incident in Mohali yesterday. All the details are coming out. Some arrests have been made and more will be done. I want to say that whoever tries to spoil the atmosphere of Punjab will not be spared and he will get the harshest punishment, which will be remembered by his future generations.”

“Very soon the criminals will be behind bars,” the Punjab chief minister added.

The incident comes days after the arrest of two men with the arrest of four suspected terrorists linked to Pakistan in Haryana’s Karnal and the recovery of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) filled with 1.50 kg RDX from Punjab’s Tarn Taran district. The blast also happened after the recovery of an explosive device near Chandigarh’s Burail Jail on April 24.

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