In a shocking event that took place in Punjab yesterday. ONE PERSON died and six others were injured in a Punjab bomb blast inside the Ludhiana District Court Complex. Although that happened, thursday noon, with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi blaming “anti-national forces”. He said the probe into the incident will be linked to investigations in the sacrilege bid at Golden Temple. The FIR registered against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
Police said the blast occurred inside the public washroom on the second floor when the district court was functioning. The Centre has sought a report from state officials. They sent teams from the National Investigation Agency and the National Security Guard to the spot. The blast was so strong that 2 died in ludhiana high court bomb blast, and many were injured badly.
The police said that one body, charred beyond recognition, was recovered from the spot. It is suspected that the deceased person was either carrying the explosive or planning to plant it, they said. The police also did not rule out the possibility of a “suicide bomb” attack.
Taking on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Chief Minister said Arvind Kejriwal apologised to Majithia in the drug case. Kejriwal earlier sought votes during the last elections levelling charges of drug trafficking on the Akali leader. Now Bhagwant Mann and other AAP leaders should apologise to the people of the state. They should do this, because of siding with alleged “drug smuggler”. Majithia who has ruined the youth of Punjab by being the kingpin of the drug trade, added the Chief Minister.
After the rally, the Chief Minister inaugurated a bus stand at Mullanpur Dakha. Which has been named after Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha. He did this and afterwards announcing Sub Division Status to Mullanpur Dakha.
What Exactly Happened in The Blast:
Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu while addressing the gathering said. The pro-people decisions taken and implemented by the Chief Minister in just three months. Were not taken during last four and half years.
Following the incident, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana spoke to the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Ravi Shankar Jha. “enquired about the development”, according to a statement from the apex court. The CJI “expressed deep shock” at the incident. “hoped that law enforcing agencies will pay necessary attention to ensure protection for court complexes”.
Advocate Harjot Singh Harikay, an eyewitness, said the blast was so powerful that two women were thrown in the air. “A colleague was buried under the debris and we rescued him. There was smoke and darkness all around. There was a bad smell, too, like that of some chemical,” he said.
The court building is in a high-security zone where the Police Commissioner’s office is also located. Chief Minister Channi was scheduled to address a public rally at Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana. About 25 km from the blast site, at 2 pm Thursday.
source: The New Indian News
Such Things Had Happened In The Past:
In 2017, ahead of the previous state polls. Six persons were killed in an explosion outside a Congress rally venue at Maur Mandi in Bathinda.
The last such incident in Ludhiana occurred on October 14, 2007, at the Shingar cinema theatre. Where six people were killed and 37 injured in a blast. For which investigators named four persons as accused and claimed they were linked to Babbar Khalsa International.
In April 2011, one of the accused was found dead in Nabha prison. On December 16, 2014, a Ludhiana court acquitted the three others, citing lack of evidence. The government’s appeal against the acquittal is pending.
Appealing to the people to support Capt Sandeep Sandhu in the coming elections. Channi said that Capt Sandhu has made untiring efforts for the development of the Dakha constituency despite losing the byelection.