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Cops recover ‘tiffin box bomb’ hidden in fields near India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Ferozepur

Chandigarh, November 5

Punjab Police have mentioned that they foiled a attainable try of a terror assault after it recovered an explosive-filled tiffin field hidden in an agricultural area close to the Indo-Pakistan border in Ferozepur district on the eve of Diwali.

The restoration was made at Ali Ke village on Wednesday following interrogation of three folks arrested earlier this week in reference to the Jalalabad blast case.

DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota mentioned the Ludhiana Rural police on Monday had arrested two males for allegedly offering shelter and logistical help to Ranjeet Singh alias Gora, an accused within the Jalalabad blast case being investigated by the NIA.

The 2 males arrested had been Jaswant Singh alias Shinda Baba, a resident of Jhugge Nihanga Wale village in Ferozepur, and Balwant Singh of Walipur Khurd village in Ludhiana. Gora, too, had been arrested, the DGP mentioned.

In response to an official assertion, one “tiffin bomb”, two pen drives and Rs 1.15 lakh in money had been recovered from the trio earlier.

In the course of the course of investigation, it got here to gentle that the accused had been in possession of one other “tiffin bomb” which that they had stored hid in agricultural fields.

“Following revelations of the accused individuals, a joint search operation was carried out by groups of Counter Intelligence (of Punjab Police), Ferozepur and Ludhiana and CIA Jagraon at Ali Ke village in Ferozepur on Wednesday and the tiffin bomb was recovered,” the DGP mentioned.

An FIR has been registered underneath the IPC and the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act at Sidhwan Wager police station in Ludhiana Rural.

Extra Director Basic of Police (Inner Safety) RN Dhoke mentioned additional investigation is on and extra arrests had been anticipated to be made quickly. PTI

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