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Punjab Police foils terror plot on Diwali eve; tiffin bomb recovered, three held | Chandigarh News


BATHINDA: Thwarting a possible terrorist attack in the state, Punjab Police recovered another tiffin bomb kept concealed in agriculture fields at village Ali Ke situated near Indo-Pak Border in the district Ferozepur on Diwali eve.
Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said that the Ludhiana Rural Police on Monday had arrested two persons for providing shelter and logistical support to the accused— identified as Ranjeet Singh alias Gora, in Jalalabad blast case, which is being investigated by NIA. Gora too has been arrested.
Those arrested for providing shelter to Gora have been identified as Jaswant Singh alias Shinda Baba, a resident of village Jhugge Nihanga Wale in Ferozepur and Balwant Singh of village Walipur Khurd in Ludhiana, he said.
It is to be mentioned that Balwinder Singh alias Bindu of village Jhugge Nihanga Wale had died in a motorcycle blast in Jalalabad town on September 15, 2021. He had a criminal background. Already three accused persons have been arrested in the Jalalabad blast case and one tiffin bomb, two pen drives and Rs 1.15 lakh cash was recovered from them.
The DGP said that during the investigations of this case, it came to light that the accused were in possession of a tiffin bomb, which they had kept concealed in agriculture fields. “Following revelations of the accused persons, a joint search operation was carried out by teams of Counter Intelligence Ferozepur and Ludhiana and CIA Jagraon at village Ali Ke in Ferozepur on Wednesday and recovered the tiffin bomb,” he said.
ADGP Internal Security RN Dhoke said that further investigation in the case is on and more arrests are expected to be made soon. Earlier also, recoveries of tiffin bombs have been made in Amritsar Rural, Kapurthala, Fazilka and Tarn Taran in the past few months.

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