mohali: Mohali blast: Babbar Khalsa, gangsters backed by ISI carried out the attack: DGP | India News

NEW DELHI: The Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have arrested six people in the case related to the attack on its intelligence headquarters in Mohali and claimed Khalistani operatives supported by Pakistan intelligence agency ISI were behind it.
“The main person, who was the key conspirator and arranged all the logistics is Lakhbir Singh Landa. Originally from Tarn Taran, a gangster, he had moved to Canada in 2017 because of police pressure,” Punjab DGP V K Bhawra said at a press conference.
He is a close associate of Harvinder Singh Rinda, who we all know is in close proximity with the Pakistan ISI, the senior police officer said.
“Rinda and Landa, or Babbar Khalsa and gangsters, they carried out the attack with the behest of the Pak ISI,” Bhawra said.
The Punjab DGP said some associates of the perpetrators – Nishan Singh and Charat Singh – had also been identified. The local contact in this area was Jagdeep Kang who lived in Mohali. He provided the local logistical support, the DGP added.
We have arrested five people in the case, Bhawra said adding that another person, who was already behind bars in another case, will also be arrested.
He said two persons had been brought from Noida and were being questioned.
We have not arrested them yet, he added.
“The entire attack was carried out by BKI (Babbar Khalsa International) and gangsters at the behest of Pak ISI,” said the Punjab top cop.
A rocket-propelled grenade had hit the Intelligence Wing headquarters of Punjab Police in Mohali on Monday night, shattering windowpanes on one of the floors of the building. However, no one was injured in the explosion, which political parties termed “disturbing” and “shocking”.
The explosion took place at around 7.45 pm at the office located at sector 77 in Mohali. The windowpanes on one of the floors of the building were shattered because of the explosion.
“An explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in sector 77, SAS Nagar at around 7.45 PM. No damage has been reported. Senior officers are on the spot and an investigation is being done. Forensic teams have been called,” the Mohali police said in a statement. The explosion came close on the heels of the recovery of an explosive device near Burail Jail in Chandigarh on April 24.

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