Chandigarh: Punjab Director Common of Police (DGP) Siddharth Chattopadhyaya on Saturday stated the person, who was killed within the blast at a court docket in Ludhiana, was carrying the explosives.
He added that the bomber recognized as former cop Gagandeep Singh was dismissed from service in 2019 and spent two years in jail following his arrest in a drug-trafficking case.
“The deceased individual former policeman Gagandeep Singh was carrying the explosion. He was dismissed from service in 2019 and spent two years in jail following his arrest in a drug-trafficking case,” he stated, ANI reported.
Earlier on Thursday, one individual died and 5 others sustained accidents in a blast contained in the Ludhiana district court docket advanced.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday ordered a high-level probe into the blast, which passed off inside the general public washroom on the second flooring when the district court docket was functioning.
Asserting that nobody shall be allowed to disturb the peace of Punjab, Channi additionally introduced free therapy for all of the 5 folks injured within the blast.
Ludhiana Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar earlier on Thursday stated the blast occurred at 12:22 p.m.
“Preliminary investigation means that the individual, who died within the blast was the handler/legal. Forensic specialists, bomb specialists trying into the matter,” he informed ANI.
The explosion broken the partitions and the roof of the bathroom, and shattered home windows throughout the construction.
A number of vehicles parked throughout the court docket advanced too have been broken within the blast, which occurred on a day when advocates have been on strike and the footfall was comparatively low.