Punjab DGP: In less than 24 hours, Police has managed to crack Ludhiana Blast case
Punjab Director General of Police, Siddharth Chattopadhyaya yesterday said that in less than 24 hours, the Punjab Police has managed to crack the Ludhiana Court Bomb Blast case.
Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, the DGP said, the police cracked this case after zeroing in on the identity of deceased Gagandeep Singh, resident of Khanna. Gagandeep was recruited in Punjab Police as constable and dismissed in August 2019 after 385 gm of heroin was recovered from his possession.
DGP Chattopadhyaya said that during the course of post mortem the Police were able to identify the deceased from his tattoo mark on the right arm. The DNA samples of the body were also collected.
Mr Chattopadhyaya said that accused Gagandeep after having spent two years in Ludhiana Jail in the NDPS case, got out from Ludhiana jail on bail in the month of September 2021 and he was to appear in the court again on December 24. The DGP said that preliminary investigations suggest that accused Gagandeep wanted to create fear and panic at the court premises.
Not ruling out the Pak-based Pro-Khalistan connection behind this act, the DGP said that the Police are investigating this case from all angles. He said that the material used for the explosion is yet to be ascertained as samples have been sent to the forensic lab. He said, a team of NSG and that of the state forensic experts were called for a post blast investigation.