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Tiffin bomb seized in Punjab district, three held: DGP

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Chandigarh, Nov 4 (MNN) Punjab Police said on Thursday that a possible terrorist attack was thwarted on Diwali eve with the seizure of another tiffin bomb on India-Pakistan border in Ferozepur district.

Director General of Police (DGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said that Ludhiana Rural Police had on Monday arrested two persons on the charge of providing shelter and logistical support to Ranjeet Singh alias Gora who is an accused in Jalalabad blast case investigated by NIA.

Those arrested were Jaswant Singh alias Shinda Baba of Jhugge Nihanga Wale village in Ferozepur and Balwant Singh of Walipur Khurd village in Ludhiana. Ranjeet Singh had also been arrested.

The DGP said that during the course of investigation of this case, the accused were found to be in possession of a tiffin bomb concealed in agricultural fields. “Following their revelations, a search was carried out by teams of Counter Intelligence Ferozepur and Ludhiana and CIA Jagraon at Ali Ke village on Wednesday and the tiffin bomb seized,” he said.

Balwinder Singh of Jhugge Nihanga Wale village was killed in a motorcycle blast in Jalalabad town on September 15, 2021. He had a criminal background. Already three accused have been arrested in the blast case and one tiffin bomb, 2 pen drives and Rs 1.15 lakh seized from them.

ADGP Internal Security RN Dhoke said that investigation is on and more arrests expected to be made soon. Earlier also, seizure of tiffin bombs have been made in Amritsar Rural, Kapurthala, Fazilka and Tarn Taran in the past few months.

An FIR number 181 dated November 1, 2021 was registered under Sections 212 and 216 of the Indian Penal Code and 18 and 19 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act at Sidhwan bet police station in Ludhiana Rural.

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