The Ludhiana Blast seems to be an example of the apprehensions expressed by Captain Amarinder Singh regarding the security of Punjab. The Ludhiana blasts exemplify what Captain Amarinder Singh had predicted about security in Punjab – and proof that such things can flourish in Punjab.
The court proceedings were going on when the blast took place in the Ludhiana court premises. There was a blast in the bathroom near Court No. 9 on the third floor, shaking the entire building. The window panes were shattered, and the cars parked in the parking lot were also damaged. Chief Justice Justice NV Ramana, expressing surprise over the bomb blasts in the court premises, has described such incidents repeatedly happening across the country as a worrying trend.
On 23 December, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had a rally in Raikot, Ludhiana, and the blast happened shortly before the rally. Chief Minister Channi has described the shot to spread anarchy in Punjab given the assembly elections.
Capt. Amarinder Singh had written a letter to the Central Government even as the Chief Minister. He has also warned the Channi government of Punjab about the danger of drones and drugs in the state. After the resignation, I met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval after meeting the Union Home Minister.
It is known from the media report that the intelligence agencies had also alerted three times about the terrorist attack – and surprisingly, gave the last alert on the same day as the blast in Ludhiana – the biggest question is this. After all, at what level does such a mistake occur that cannot avoid such incidents.
The time for holding assembly elections in Punjab is very near, and mob lynching sometimes gets blasted in blasphemy. This certainly indicates a very delicate situation.
In such a situation, while suspicion of the involvement of Pakistani Intelligence Agency ISI is also being raised, Navjot Singh Sidhu starts seeing a different political angle – does the ruling Punjab Congress chief Sidhu not think that it is Pakistan’s bricks? Is it time to lay bricks?
What does the report say so far?
Thankfully, there was a strike in the court on the blast day. One person died in the blast, and about half a dozen people were injured. The investigation has learned that the person killed in the explosion was planting the bomb there, but it happened before the scheduled time under the conspiracy of the blast.
The person who planted the bomb was the head constable of Punjab Police – Gagandeep Singh. He was a resident of Khanna in Punjab and came out after serving a two-year jail term for drug smuggling. He had contact with the people of the Khalistani group in the jail itself.
NIA raided Gagandeep’s house and seized the laptop and mobile phone for investigation. Based on the forensic report, the Punjab Police has said that about two kg of RDX was used in the blast.
Khalistani connection cleared
According to media reports quoting security officials, Khalistani terrorist Jaswinder Singh Multani living in Germany, is suspected to be involved in the Ludhiana blasts. Multani is a native of Mansoorpur in Hoshiarpur, Punjab – and with the help of an ISI agent, Multani carried out the explosion.
Jaswinder Singh Multani has been supplying arms and explosives through his Pakistani network. Assembly elections will be held in Punjab in a few days, which is why it is already trying to spoil the atmosphere.
According to reports, Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has asked Multani and another Khalistani terrorist Harvinder Singh alias Rinda Sandhu to carry out such incidents together – the motive is clear, to disturb the assembly elections. Try the. Security agencies are treating Rinda Sandhu as the mastermind of the Ludhiana blast.