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Mohali attack: CCTV footage shows rocket-propelled grenade fired from car at Punjab Police's Intel HQ

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.

Puneet Pareenja Reported by: Puneet Pareenja
Mohali Updated on: May 11, 2022 15:45 IST
CCTV footage shows rocket-propelled grenade fired from car
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CCTV footage shows rocket-propelled grenade fired from car at Punjab Police's Intel HQ

Highlights

  • The attack at Punjab Police's Intelligence HQ is being seen as a major intelligence failure
  • According to Indian Army sources, RPG is used by 12 countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • The launcher used in the attack has been recovered. A number of suspects have also been rounded up

Mohali attack CCTV video: A CCTV footage of the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) at the Intelligence Headquarters of Punjab Police in Mohali has surfaced. The footage was recorded on a CCTV camera installed across the road.

The footage shows normal traffic movement near the building. Then a sudden flash of light could be seen in the video which was the result of the rocket's impact on the building. 

The impact was so high that the light illuminated the vicinity leading to the camera becoming idle for a second. The incident triggered a security scare in the border state. 

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. According to police, no one, however, 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.

The incident is being seen as a major intelligence failure as the office houses the state counter intelligence wing, special task force and some other units. 

Tarn Taran man detained for questioning

According to police, one man has been detained from the Tarn Taran district of Punjab for his role in the attack. He has been identified as Nishan Singh. He is a resident of Kulla village in Tarn Taran district. Police said he will be questioned for his alleged role in the Mohali incident. According to police, he is believed to have provided logistics to men who attacked the state police's Intelligence Wing HQ. 

Singh is already facing several criminal cases including one related to ‘attempt to murder’ and another under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. The Punjab Police have already rounded up several suspects for questioning.

Police said that the launcher used in the attack has also been recovered.

Intelligence agencies have also found the role of suspected overground workers of Khalistani extremists group associated with Pakistan-based terrorists.

READ MORE: Mohali blast main accused Nishan Singh arrested from Faridkot; Pakistan links surface

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