NIA files indictment against 6 in Jalalabad bomb blast case : The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

New Delhi, March 15

Federal counter-terrorism investigative agency NIA said on Tuesday it filed a complaint against six people accused in the case of the bomb blast in Jalalabad (September 15, 2021) in a special court in Mohali, as charges have been brought under various sections of the Explosive Substances Act. , the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the IPC.

Those named in the indictment include Sukhwinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh alias Gora and Ranjit Singh alias Gora (all from Ferozepur), Parveen Singh from Fazilka, Habib Khan from Pakistan and Lakhbir Singh Rode who is a designated terrorist based in Pakistan. .

The NIA, in an official statement, said its investigation uncovered the plot of Pakistan-based designated terrorist Lakhbir Singh Rode, self-proclaimed leader of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) and his associates to cause multiple explosions. in overcrowded places in Punjab and to perform large-scale causalities and sow terror in people’s minds.

“On the instructions of Lakhbir Singh Rode, another Pakistan-based narco-terrorist agent, Habib Khan alias Doctor had radicalized and recruited Balwinder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh and motivated them to plant bombs using explosive devices pre-assembled improvised bombs (tiffin bombs) smuggled with heroin across the border,” he said.

In pursuit of their plan, eight pre-assembled tiffin bombs (along with training materials) were received by Binder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh along with large amounts of heroin and cash sent to fund their terrorist activities, a claimed the NIA, while adding that before the explosion of a bomb occurred in Jalalabad, this terrorist gang had also set fire to a car as well as some shops in Ferozpur.

The NIA further stated that on September 15, 2021, Binder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh conducted a reconnaissance of a crowded market in the city of Jalalabad for carrying out an explosion. “As Binder Singh was trying to recover the motorbike with the tiffin bomb planted, as it did not explode at the scheduled time, he was killed on the spot due to an explosion,” he added.

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