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Grenade hurled at CIA office in SBS Nagar, no one hurt

ByGagandeep Jassowal
Nov 09, 2021 01:12 AM IST

JALANDHAR A low-intensity grenade exploded on the premises of Punjab Police’s Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) office in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday

JALANDHAR A low-intensity grenade exploded on the premises of Punjab Police’s Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) office in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. However, no one was hurt in the incident, people familiar with the development said on Monday.

People familiar with the development said it was probably a China-made low-intensity grenade and thrown from the periphery of the CIA office building in SBS Nagar (Getty Images)
People familiar with the development said it was probably a China-made low-intensity grenade and thrown from the periphery of the CIA office building in SBS Nagar (Getty Images)

The CIA wing office is located on the SBS Nagar-Jalandhar road, around 2.5-km from the district administration complex in the city. After the blast, the SBS Nagar has been put on a high alert and security beefed up.

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SBS Nagar senior superintendent of police Kanwardeep Kaur confirmed the development, adding that things will be clear soon as the investigations are on. People familiar with the development said it was probably a China-made low-intensity grenade and thrown from the periphery. It dropped at the office’s outer gallery, they said, adding counterintelligence officials and forensic experts were on the spot since Monday morning to collect evidence.

The FIR registered on the statement constable Jagtar Singh, who, along with four others, was on the night duty, says the blast occurred near a water cooler near the head clerk’s (munshi) office. “We came out and found the window glass of head clerk’s office broken and water cooler lying at a distance from where it was fixed,” Jagtar told the police.

The FIR states that the cops initially believed that the compressor of the water cooler must have exploded, but in the morning, when shrapnel were found in the vicinity, senior police officials were informed.

Officials familiar with the investigation said CCTV camera footage and call details were being scanned. Police have registered a case against unidentified people under Section 307 (attempt to murder), 427 and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 3, 4 and 5 section of Explosive Substances Act at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police station (city).

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