The man who died in the bomb blast at the district court complex in Ludhiana has been identified as a dismissed head constable of the Punjab police. It is suspected that the deceased person was either carrying the explosive or planning to plant it.
The deceased has been identified as Gagandeep Singh, a former cop. A head constable, he was dismissed from service in 2019 and spent two years in jail following his arrest in a drug-trafficking case. Gagandeep Singh, 30, was arrested by the Ludhiana unit of Special Task Force (STF) with heroin in August 2019, following which he was dismissed.
He was released in September.