Two arrested with IED filled with 1.5-kg RDX in Tarn Taran village, attainable terror assault foiled

Two arrested with IED filled with 1.5-kg RDX in Tarn Taran village, attainable terror assault foiled



PTI

Chandigarh, Might 8

The Punjab Police on Sunday recovered an explosive system filled with round 1.5 kg of RDX and arrested two males in a village in Tarn Taran district.

The IED, packed in metallic black color field and having a gross weight of over 2.5 kg, was additionally geared up with timer, detonator, battery and sharpnels, police mentioned, including they averted a attainable terrorist assault within the border state with the arrests and the restoration.

The event got here three days after 4 individuals had been arrested with the restoration of three IEDs packed in a metallic case (weighing 2.5 kg every) and one pistol in Karnal by the Haryana Police following the inputs from its Punjab counterpart.

The police mentioned these arrested on Sunday have been recognized as Baljinder Singh alias Bindu (22), a resident of Gujjarpura village in Ajnala, Amritsar; and Jagtar Singh alias Jagga (40) of Khanowal village of Ajnala, Amritsar.

A motorbike and two cell phones had been additionally recovered from their possession, police mentioned.

Bindu was working as a nursing assistant in a personal hospital in Ajnala, whereas Jagga is a labourer and each had been finishing up this exercise for cash and medicines, the police mentioned in a press release right here.

Extra Director Common of Police (Inner Safety) R N Dhoke mentioned the Tarn Taran Police had obtained a secret info that Bindu and Jagga carrying explosives had been roaming in Naushehra Pannuan space and had been planning to hold out a blast to unfold terror among the many individuals there.

Appearing promptly, Tarn Taran Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ranjit Singh despatched police groups to conduct raids within the space and each the accused had been arrested with an IED in a metallic field after they had been occurring a motorbike after retrieving it from the deserted place, he mentioned.

The SSP mentioned preliminary investigation reveals that the accused had gone to retrieve the IED on the directions of their confederate recognized as Jobanjit Singh alias Joban, a resident of Awan Vasau in Ajnala.

Jobanjit is already dealing with legal instances beneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and has been declared a Proclaimed Offender (PO), he mentioned.

The SSP mentioned a bomb disposal workforce of the Punjab Police later defused the IED, which had practically 1.5 kg of RDX.

A case beneath related sections of the Arms Act, the Explosive Substance (Modification) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sarhali police station has been registered.


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