1.5 kg RDX seized in Tarn Taran, two held after search operation

1.5 kg RDX seized in Tarn Taran, two held after search operation


Tarn Taran, Might 8

With the arrest of two males from Naushehra Pannuan village in Tarn Taran district and restoration of an explosive system full of 1.5 kg of RDX from their possession, the Punjab Police on Sunday claimed to have averted a terror assault within the border state. The IED was packed in a metallic black field weighing over 2.5 kg. It had a timer, detonator, battery and shrapnels, the police stated.

These arrested have been recognized as Baljinder Singh (22), alias Bindu, of Gujjarpura village and Jagtar Singh (40), alias Jagga, of Khanowal village, each areas in Ajnala tehsil of Amritsar. The police additionally confiscated a motorbike and two cell phones from them. Bindu was working as a nursing assistant at a non-public hospital in Ajnala whereas Jagga was a labourer and each had been finishing up this exercise for cash and medicines, the police stated in an announcement right here.

This comes three days after 4 individuals had been arrested by the police in Karnal following inputs from their Punjab counterparts after the restoration of three IEDs packed in a metallic case (weighing 2.5 kg every) and a pistol from their possession. Tarn Taran SSP Ranjit Singh Dhillon stated the district police had obtained a tip-off that Bindu and Jagga had been carrying explosives and roaming in Naushehra Pannuan space. “Police groups had been despatched to the realm to conduct raids and each the accused had been arrested together with the IED once they had been happening a motorbike after retrieving it from an deserted place,” stated SSP.

They had been planning to hold out a blast to unfold terror amongst locals, the police claimed. Preliminary probe revealed that the accused had gone to retrieve the IED on the directions of their confederate, recognized as Jobanjit Singh, alias Joban, of Awan Vasau in Ajnala. Jobanjit is already dealing with prison instances below the NDPS Act and has been declared a proclaimed offender.

The SSP stated a bomb disposal squad of the Punjab Police later defused the IED. A case below Part 25 of the Arms Act, Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Explosive Substance (Modification) Act and Part 120-B of the IPC had been registered at Sarhali police station and additional investigation was on, the police stated.

Confederate lacking

  • Baljinder Singh labored as a nursing assistant with a pvt hospital; Jagtar Singh of Ajnala was a labourer
  • They retrieved IED on the directions of confederate Jobanjit, a PO, stated cops

Unanswered queries

  • From the place did Baljinder and Jagtar gather the IED?
  • At what location did the 2 intend to hold out the blast?
  • Had been the accused in contact with anybody in Pakistan?

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