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Police recover ‘tiffin box bomb’ in fields near India-Pakistan border

Chandigarh: Punjab police said it prevented a potential terror attack attempt after it recovered an explosive-filled tiffin box hidden in an agricultural field near the Indo-Pak border in Ferozepur district on the eve of Deepavali.

The recovery was made in Ali Ke village on Wednesday following three individuals’ inquiries earlier this week regarding the Jalalabad blast case.

Director-General of Police (DGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota stated that police arrested two individuals for allegedly providing shelter and logistical support to Ranjeet Singh alias Gora. He was accused in the Jalalabad blast case being investigated by the NIA.

The two people held were Jaswant Singh alias Shinda Baba, village Jhugge Nihanga Wale in Ferozepur, and Balwant Singh of village Walipur Khurd in Ludhiana. In addition, Ranjeet Singh, alias Gora too has been arrested, the DGP stated.

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As per sources, one “tiffin bomb,” two pen drives, and Rs 1.15 lakh in cash were seized from the trio earlier.

During the investigation of the case, it came to light that the accused had another “tiffin bomb,” which they had kept hidden in agriculture fields.

“Following confessions of the accused persons, a joint search operation was carried out by teams of Counter Intelligence (of Punjab Police), Ferozepur and Ludhiana and CIA (crime investigation agency) Jagraon at village Ali Ke in Ferozepur on Wednesday and the tiffin bomb was recovered,” the DGP stated.

An FIR has been filed under applicable provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) at Sidhwan Bet Police Station in Ludhiana Rural.

Additional Director General of Police (Internal Security) R.N. Dhoke stated that further investigation in the case is on, and more arrests are supposed to be made shortly.



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