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Rocket-Propelled Grenade Hits Punjab Police Intelligence Wing HQ in Mohali

There were no injuries or casualties.

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Chandigarh: A rocket-propelled grenade hit the Intelligence Wing headquarters of Punjab Police in Mohali near here on Monday night, shattering windowpanes on one of the floors of the building, police said.

No one, however, was injured in the explosion, which political parties termed “disturbing” and “shocking”.

The explosion took place at around 7.45 pm at the office located at sector 77 in Mohali.

The windowpanes on one of the floors of the building were shattered because of the explosion.

A minor explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in sector 77, SAS Nagar at around 7.45 PM. No damage has been reported. Senior officers are on the spot and an investigation is being done. Forensic teams have been called, the Mohali police said in a statement.

The police cordoned off the area and sounded an alert in the aftermath of the incident, which had no casualties.

“A minor blast took place at the intelligence building. The investigation is going on and our senior officials are on the spot,” the police official said.

Police cordon off the area after a blast outside the Punjab Polices intelligence department office in Mohali, Monday, May 9, 2022. Photo: PTI

“The blast took place with a rocket type fire,” said the official.

He further said the forensic teams have also reached the spot and an FIR was being lodged over the incident. Asked if it was a terror attack, he said the investigation was going on.

A quick reaction team of the Chandigarh police was also deputed near the Intelligence office building and a search operation has been launched to nab the culprit.

The explosion came close on the heels of the recovery of an explosive device near Burail Jail in Chandigarh on April 24.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed shock over the explosion and urged Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to take strict action against those who were behind this incident.

Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring said, “Disturbing news of a blast at the @PunjabPoliceInd intelligence bureau building in Mohali. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being.”

Former Punjab Home Minister and Congress MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa dubbed the explosion as a sign of deep communalism.

 

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said he was deeply shocked at the blast.