Punjab Police cracks Jalalabad motorcycle blast case; conspirator held with tiffin bomb

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CHANDIGARH/FAZILKA, September 18:

Within 3 days of the Motorcycle Blast in Jalalabad, the Fazilka Police on Saturday cracked the case with the arrest of Parveen Kumar, who revealed that the motorcycle carrying explosive material was to be placed in some crowded area in Jalalabad city. Notably, Balwinder Singh alias Bindu of village Jhugge Nihanga Wale died in a motorcycle blast in Jalalabad town at around 8 pm on September 15, 2021. He had a criminal background.

Following up on an input given by a farmer coupled with disclosures by Parveen, the police have also recovered a tiffin bomb kept concealed in fields in the area his native village Dharmupura, which is just 3 kms away from the Indo-Pak border.

Pertinently, this is the fourth such Tiffin bomb IED fabricated in a ‘Made in Pakistan’ Children’s Tiffin Box— all bearing pictures of cartoon characters, recovered from border state Punjab during the last 40 days.

Sharing details, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ferozepur Range Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that after finding the role of Parveen in hatching the conspiracy to blow-off the motorcycle in a crowded area, the Fazilka Police launched a probe into the available clues and arrested Parveen on Saturday.

He said that, during investigations, Parveen revealed that the blast which happened on the motorcycle, was being driven by Binder, and it was supposed to be parked in some crowded area in Jalalabad city.

Parveen also revealed that the conspiracy to commit this act of terror was hatched at the house of Sukhwinder Singh alias Sukha of village Chandi Wala in Ferozepur on September 14, 2021. He said that Gurpreet Singh of village Lakhmir Ke Hitthar in Mamdot was also part of the conspiracy.

SSP Deepak Hilori said that on revelations of Parveen, the police have booked all the four accused persons and efforts are on to arrest Sukhwinder and Gurpreet. He said that all the four accused persons including Bindu are having a criminal background and are related to each other.

Already, FIR no. 205 dated 16.9.2021 has been registered under sections 3 and 4 of the Explosives Act at Police Station City Jalalabad.

Earlier, on August 8, 2021, the Amritsar Rural police had recovered five hand grenades alongwith a tiffin bomb from village Daleke in Lopoke. Similarly, Kapurthala Police had also recovered a similar consignment consisting of two live hand grenades, one live tiffin bomb and other explosive material from Phagwara on August 20, 2021, while, the third tiffin was used to blow off an Oil Tanker in Ajnala on August 8, 2021.

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