February 6, 2023
Terrorist Harpreet Singh, Accused In Ludhiana Court Blast Case, Arrested

Harpreet Singh was arrested shortly after he arrived on the Delhi airport from Kuala Lumpur.

New Delhi:

A most wished terrorist and the principle conspirator behind the Ludhiana courtroom bomb blast was arrested from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, an official of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) stated on Friday.

Harpreet Singh alias “Happy Malaysia”, a resident of Amritsar in Punjab who was carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh, was arrested shortly after he arrived on the airport from Kuala Lumpur, the NIA spokesperson stated.

He was arrested in a case regarding the large bomb blast within the Ludhiana Court Building in December final 12 months, which left one individual lifeless and 6 others injured.

The case was initially registered on December 23, 2021, at Police Station Division-5, district Ludhiana Commissionerate, Punjab and re-registered by the NIA on January 13.

“Investigations revealed that Singh, an affiliate of Pakistan-based self-styled Chief of International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) Lakhbir Singh Rode, was one of many conspirators of the Ludhiana Court Building blast, together with Rode,” the spokesperson said.

“Acting on the directions of Rode, he coordinated the delivery of the custom-made Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which had been sent from Pakistan to his India-based associates, that was used in the Ludhiana Court Complex blast,” the spokesperson added.

The NIA said the arrested accused was also involved and wanted in various cases, including smuggling of explosives, arms and narcotics.

Earlier, the NIA had declared a reward of Rs 10 lakhs on Singh against whom a Non-Bailable Warrant from the Special NIA court had been issued and Look Out Circular (LOC) was opened.

Further investigations in the case are in progress, the spokesperson said. PTI SKL NSA

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