NIA conducts investigation into Jalalabad bomb blast case

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NIA conducted searches in 6 locations in Ferozepur, Fazilka and Tarn Taran districts in Jalalabad bomb blast case

ByGaurav Sagar BhaskarFerozepur

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday carried out searches at several locations in Punjab in the case of the bomb blast in Jalalabad last year.

NIA conducted searches at 6 locations in Ferozepur, Fazilka and Tarn Taran districts and digital devices (mobile phones, SIM cards, memory cards, DVRs), ammunition and other incriminating documents/materials were seized.

Bhupinder Singh Sidhu, Chief Superintendent of Police, acknowledged that a team from the NIA coordinated with them in advance to work on the case, after which all sorts of logical assistance was facilitated.

The case relates to an explosion that took place on a Bajaj Platina bicycle near Punjab National Bank, Jalalabad City in Fazilka on September 15, 2021. One of the terrorists was killed in the explosion. The case was initially registered at the local police station, before being taken over by the federal counterterrorism agency NIA on October 1.

The investigation revealed that the defendants involved were in contact with Pakistan-based terrorists and smugglers and were recruited to carry out the plot to carry out terrorist attacks using weapons and explosives.

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