Ex-Cop Prime Suspect for Court Blast: Sources

Story Highlights
  • Probe reveals involvement of an ex-cop in the court blast.
  • It is speculated the cop wanted to destroy the record room.
  • The ex-cop was convicted of drug smuggling in 2019.

Punjab: Investigations of the Ludhiana court blast revealed a former Punjab Police Head Constable as a prime suspect. Officials probing the spot recovered a mobile phone and discovered a tattoo on the dead body. Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa confirmed the finding. “He was identified from a tattoo on his body and a mobile phone recovered from the spot,” Randhawa said. Reportedly, the former cop wanted to destroy case documents.

Hearing the case on Friday, the findings were presented before Additional Sessions Judge Shatin Goyal, court of Ludhiana.The former head constable had apparently planted the bomb in a bathroom close to the record rooms with a motive to destroy the court records where case papers were stored, sources said.

It is informed that Gagandeep Singh (30), a resident of Lalheri road in Khanna, was dismissed from services in 2019 and was prisoned for two years before being bailed in September this year. According to an officer with Khanna Police, 400 gm of heroin was allegedly seized from a car in which two of his accomplices, Amandeep Singh and Vikas Kumar, were travelling in Sector 39 of Ludhiana. An FIR was filed by the anti-drugs STF under stringent sections of the NDPS Act in Mohali then.

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