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Blast at Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters in Mohali, state govt denies terrorist involvement

As per sources in the Punjab government, the blast is not a terrorist incident. The Punjab Police Intelligence department has its own explosives due to which the blast took place.

Puneet Pareenja Reported by: Puneet Pareenja Mohali Updated on: May 09, 2022 23:59 IST
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Blast reported in Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters in Mohali, cause unknown

Highlights

  • A blast was reported at Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters in Mohali.
  • According to Punjab government sources, there was no terrorist involvement.
  • The police cordoned off the area around the office.

A blast has been reported at Punjab Police Intelligence office headquarters located in Mohali, while the cause is still unknown. Buildings nearby have also been affected, reports said. The building is located near the Suhana Saheb Gurudwara. As per sources in the Punjab government, the blast was not a terror attack but by explosives kept in the building. Mohali Superintendent of police Ravinder Singh Sandhu said that the blast was minor. Upon investigation, it was revealed that RPG was used in the blast, he said.

The police have cordoned off the area around the office and the Senior Superintendent of Police has reached the spot.

No damage has been reported yet. The Intelligence HQ is located in sector 77, SAS Nagar of Mohali. Senior officers are on the spot and an investigation is going on. Forensic teams have also been called. A suspicious device was found at the location of the blast.

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Suspicious device found at the location of blast

As per reports, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann has taken stock of the situation with Punjab Police DGP. He is constantly in touch with the police officers. So far, there is no sign of outside involvement in the blast.

Official information in this regard is awaited. 

Several political leaders of Punjab reacted to the incident, and expressed regret over it. Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh wrote on Twitter, "Shocked to hear about the blast at the @PunjabPoliceInd Intelligence headquarter in Mohali. Thankfully nobody was hurt. This brazen attack on our police force is deeply concerning and I urge CM @BhagwantMann to ensure perpetrators are brought to justice at the earliest."

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa wrote, "Tragic news! Just a week after Patiala’s clash; now a blast outside Intelligence Bureau, Mohali Punjab Police instead of chasing Bagga should focus on state security. Punjab is a border state & Kejriwal shouldn’t experiment with its peace."

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