Alleged terrorist, fired military rockets at a police station in Punjab on Friday. The attack was on Sanjh Kendra area adjoining the Sarhali police station in Tarn Taran border district of Punjab. The incident happened around 11: 22 pm on Friday and has been suspected to have been carried out by terrorists supported by Khalistan and related to Pakistan.
How the incident took place
The attack was carried out from across National Highway 54, according to police sources. The likelihood of a terrorist strike was not ruled out by police officials. According to the sources, the actual aim was the Sarhali police station. However, after colliding with the gate’s grills, it detoured towards the Saanjh Kendra. Aside from the main entrance, the windowpanes of the police station and the Saanjh Kendra were destroyed. Senior police officers arrived on the scene to conduct investigations.
They kept quiet about the occurrence. According to reports, approximately ten people, including Sarhali police station were present at the scene during the attack. The police station is located on the Amritsar-Bathinda national highway, and the rocket struck the iron gate of the buildings,damaging the interior wall; some officers were on duty at the time, but no one was harmed.
What the RPG attack is leading to
Arvind Kejriwal, national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party, condemned the RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) attack on a police station in Tarn Taran, Punjab, on Saturday morning and promised that those guilty will be apprehended. “Stringent action will be taken… since AAP came to power, huge gangsters (and) those functioning under the shelter of previous parties have been caught,” Kejriwal stated. “There is a very obvious indication that it is a tactic of a neighbouring nation to bleed India by a thousand cuts,” he said, without naming Pakistan, adding that the probe will be conducted by state police, Border Security Force, and central agency teams.
Gaurav Yadav, Director General of Police, who inspected the site, stated, the “cowardly attack” was carried out at night, according to the DGP, because the “enemy nation was feeling scared” following the capture of massive amounts of heroin and a cache of weaponry and ammunition by drones in the previous month.”
There have been over 200 drone crossings this year alone, and numerous drones have been caught, heroin, firearms, and ammo seized,” he claimed.Sukhbir Singh Badal tweeted on the incident saying ‘In Punjab, this is the second time in six months that a police building has been assaulted with a rocket launcher. It is a direct outcome of the AAP government’s failure to maintain law and order, allowing narco-terrorism to resurface.’
In May of this year, a similar attack occurred at the Punjab Police (Intelligence) headquarters in Mohali. The investigation has been linked to Canadian mobster Lakhbir Singh Landa and Pakistan-based terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda. The investigation was later turned over to the National Investigating Agency.