Punjab Police Solves The Case Of Hand Grenade Attack At Nawanshahr CIA Office, Busts Pak-Based Terror Module, 3 Held

On November 7 and 8 last year, unidentified people had hurled a hand grenade at the CIA office in Nawanshahr to kill police officials. Though fortunately, the officials present there had escaped unhurt. Now, as claimed by Punjab police, the case has been solved.

“The module, run by Harvinder Singh alias Rinda, was busted with the arrest of three of its operatives”, said  V K Bhawra, the Director General of Police (DGP).

“After an extensive investigation, the counter-intelligence wing of the Punjab police and the SBS Nagar police managed to arrest the three men for their alleged involvement in the attack”, said DGP Bhawra.

According to a statement issued by police, a live hand grenade from the possession of the accused, and those arrested have been identified as Manish Kumar alias Mani alias Baba, a resident of Bains village in Nawanshahr, Ramandeep Singh alias Jakhu of Atta village in Jalandhar’s Goraya and Pardeep Singh alias Bhatti of Sahlon village in Shaheed Bhagat Singh (SBS) Nagar.

“During interrogation, Ramandeep confessed that he, along with Manish, had thrown the hand grenade at the Nawanshahr CIA office on the directions of Harvinder Singh alias Rinda. Ramandeep had picked up two hand grenades from a location on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road, as guided by Rinda”, the DGP further added.

The Police has named Rinda as an accused in the case and added the relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in the FIR dated November 8, 2021, which was initially registered under the provisions of the Explosive Substances Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including those for attempt to murder, at the Nawanshahr City police station.

“While one hand grenade was used in the attack in Nawanshahr, another live hand grenade, similar to the one used to carry out the attack, was recovered on the disclosure of Ramandeep.

Rinda struck a deal with Ramandeep for Rs 4 lakh to carry out the attack”, said Sandeep Kumar, SSP, SBS Nagar.

As per the statement, Rinda, a history-sheeter active in Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana and Chandigarh, is wanted by the Punjab police in connection with heinous crimes, including murder, contract killing, robbery, extortion and snatching.

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