File photo of Ludhiana bomb blast.
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against five, including a Pakistani national, in a case related to the December 2021 bomb blast in a Ludhiana court. A suspected terrorist had lost his life in the bomb blast. While six civilians were injured. The central agency has filed a charge sheet against Pakistani nationals Zulfiqar alias Pehlwan, Harpreet Singh alias Happy (Malaysia), Surmukh Singh alias Sammu, Dilbagh alias Baggo and Rajanpreet Singh.
A spokesperson of the central agency said that the agency has filed a charge sheet against the accused in the special NIA court at Mohali in Punjab on Saturday. Earlier on December 23, 2021, the police of Ludhiana Police Station Division-5 had registered the case. But later on 13 January 2022, the NIA registered the case and started the investigation.
During the investigation, it has been revealed that Pakistan-based International Sikh Youth Federation and Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) terrorist Lakhbir Singh Rode had hatched the conspiracy to execute the IED blasts at various places in Punjab.
In order to execute the conspiracy, he joined hands with Pakistan based smugglers. In Punjab, operatives were recruited for the purpose of smuggling IEDs and causing huge damage through blasts and spreading terror among the people.
The NIA said that in order to execute the conspiracy to detonate IED in Punjab, Rode had hired Pakistan based arms-explosive-narcotics smuggler Zulfikar alias Pehlwan, Harpreet Singh alias Happy (Malaysia), Surmukh Singh alias Sammu, Dilbag alias Baggo and Rajanpreet. Had formed a terrorist gang with Singh.
The spokesperson said Rode used the smuggling channels of Pakistan-based smuggler Zulfiqar and his associates to deliver the IEDs to Gagandeep Singh alias Gagi. It was Gagandeep who planted the bomb in the Ludhiana Court premises and while planting it, he lost his life in the blast.
A chargesheet was filed against Gagi (deceased), Sammu, Baggo, Rajanpreet Singh (all residents of Punjab) and Zulfikar under various sections of the Explosive Substances Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.