Blast from the Ludhiana Court: In a Twitter post, Mr Singh requested that Punjab police conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.
A blast inside a court complex in Ludhiana, Punjab, killed two people and seriously injured four others this afternoon. The blast, according to Chief Minister Charanjit Channi, was carried out to disrupt law and order in the city ahead of the assembly elections.
The top ten updates on the Ludhiana Court Blast are as follows:
The explosion happened at 12:22 p.m. in a bathroom on the second floor of the building. The explosion shattered glass in nearby rooms and ripped through a section of the building, causing damage to the bathroom walls and ripping through a section of the building. When the explosion occurred, the district court was crowded and operational.
Injured people were being carried out of the building, and police were attempting to clear the complex.
One body has been recovered, according to Ludhiana Police Chief Gurpreet Singh Bhullar. “That person was most likely carrying explosives or was very close to them. We’re waiting for the NSG team to arrive from Delhi. Four of the injured have been declared safe “Added he.
The incident reveals a major security breach in a building so close to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in the heart of Ludhiana. The explosives were smuggled into the court complex despite security measures, according to investigations.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has dispatched a team to the blast site.
The blast was condemned by Chief Minister Charanjit Channi, who urged people to remain calm. “Anyone attempting to disrupt the state’s peace and harmony will be prosecuted,” he said.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was one of the first to react to the incident, which occurred in the midst of a bruising election campaign in the province early next year. Mr Singh asked Punjab police to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident in a tweet.
Mr Singh had expressed concerns about the threat to the state posed by Pakistan-backed terrorists when he was Chief Minister earlier this year, and had requested 25 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and anti-drone devices for the Border Security Force (BSF).
“First there was sacrilege, and now there’s a blast. Some people want to destabilise Punjab’s peace, but we will not let them succeed. We must band together “Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to express his displeasure.
In 2017, an explosion near the site of a Congress candidate’s election campaign killed six people, three of whom were children.