Chandigarh: Wanted terrorist Harpreet Singh, the main accused in the blast in the court complex in Ludhiana district of Punjab, has been arrested by the NIA from Delhi airport after he arrived from Malaysia’s Kaula Lumpur on Thursday.
The NIA had declared a reward of Rs 10 lakh on the accused. The non-bailable warrant against accused Harpreet Singh continues till date. A look-out circular was also issued against him.
Terrorist Harpreet Singh alias Happy Malaysia coordinated the delivery of specially made IEDs, which were sent to India by his terrorist associates from Pakistan. Harpreet is a resident of Punjab’s Amritsar district.
December 2021 Ludhiana Court building blast
An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used in the Ludhiana district court bomb blast. One man was killed in the blast, while 6 others were injured. Teams of NSG, NIA and National Bomb Data Center from Delhi had reached the spot to investigate the blast.
Sandeep Kaur (31 years) of Ludhiana’s Rajkot village and Sharanjit Kaur (25 years) of Jamalpur, who were injured in the blast, were admitted to the civil hospital. Manish Kumar (32 years), a resident of Police Colony, was admitted to CMC Ludhiana. Kuldeep Singh (50 years) and Krishna Khanna (75 years) were treated at DMC Ludhiana. Apart from this, another person was also injured.
Due to the terrorist angle in this blast, the Central Investigation Agency NIA and NSG became active. Officials from both the agencies reached Ludhiana from Chandigarh and New Delhi for the investigation. The agencies have been conducting the investigation along with the forensic team of Punjab Police. During this investigation, it is being ascertained that this blast is an act of foreign forces and Harpreet’s name was cropped up in the investigation.
Officials said that Happy Malaysia, an associate of Lakhbir Singh Rode, was one main conspirator of Ludhiana blast and smuggling explosive to gangsters in Punjab and India from Pakistan.