New Delhi: The Punjab Police on Saturday (September 18, 2021) termed the Jalalabad motorcycle blast as an “act of terror” and said it has arrested one person in connection with the case.
Within 3 days of the motorcycle blast in Jalalabad, the Punjab Police busted the case and arrested the accused Parveen Kumar, a native of Dharmupura village in Fazilka district, just three kilometers from the India-Pakistan border.
The police also said that following intelligence input from a farmer, a tiffin bomb was also recovered, which the accused had hidden in the field. The bomb along with some other materials was found by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the National Security Guard (NSG) in the fields near Nanak Pura under Jalalabad sub-division.
Meanwhile, Balwinder Singh, a 22-year-old man, was killed after the fuel tank of a motorcycle exploded in Fazilka’s Jalalabad on September 15. The Punjab Police investigation revealed Kumar’s role in conspiring to blow up a motorcycle in a mob. Area.
Sharing the details, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ferozepur Range (IGP) Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that after finding Parveen’s role in plotting to blow up a motorcycle in a congested area, the Fazilka police started investigating the available leads and arrested Parveen. Arrested. on Saturday.
The IGP also said that, during the investigation, Parveen revealed that the explosion that took place on the motorcycle was being driven by a binder, and it was to be parked in some crowded area of Jalalabad city.
Kumar also revealed that this “act of terror” was planned on September 14 at the house of Sukhwinder Singh alias Sukha, a resident of Chandi Wala village in Ferozepur, the IGP said.
He said Gurpreet Singh, a native of Hitar village of Lakhmir in Mamdot, was also a part of the scheme.
Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Hillori said that on the basis of information received from Kumar, a case has been registered against all the four accused including Balwinder and efforts are on to arrest Sukhwinder and Gurpreet. He said that the four accused have criminal background and are relatives of each other.
On August 8, Amritsar Rural Police had recovered five grenades. tiffin bomb From Dalke village of Lopoke.
The Kapurthala police also recovered two grenades, a tiffin bomb and other explosive material from Phagwara on 20 August.
Another tiffin bomb was used to detonate an oil tanker at Ajnala on 8 August.