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Police Arrest Man Who Gave Shelter To Suspects In Mohali Blast Case

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Mumbai: Police have arrested a man, Nishan Singh, who allegedly gave logistics support to suspects in the Rocket-Propelled Grenade blast that took place at Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters in Mohali on Monday.

As per media reports, Singh, a resident of Faridkot, was the person who had launched the attack on Monday.

A rocket-propelled grenade or RPG was fired while breaking the window panes of the Intelligence Headquarters of Punjab Police in Mohali.

“A minor explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Sector 77, SAS Nagar, at around 7.45 PM. No damage has been reported. Senior officers are on the spot and an investigation is being done. Forensic teams have been called,” the police in Mohali had said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, an NIA team visited Mohali and inspected the entire crime scene. The NIA believes that Khalistani groups are thriving in Punjab, and may have carried out the attack after conducting a recce of the area.

RPG had landed on the third floor of the building, breaking window panes and a part of the false ceiling. It is being said that RPG-22 may have been used in the attack.

Preliminary investigations indicate that two people in the car may have been involved in the attack. A Swift DZire car was reportedly seen outside the Intelligence Wing headquarters before the attack.

Police are trying to scan CCTV footage from the surroundings. Several people living nearby have been questioned.

“A terror unit of NIA is in touch with the Punjab Police. A few intelligence reports were issued stating that Khalistani outfits are active and they are planning to disturb peace in the area,” said a source.

(With Agency Inputs) 

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