Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary cost sheet towards two individuals, together with a Pakistan-based chief of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) in reference to the Ludhiana Court complicated bomb blast case, wherein one individual was killed and 6 others had been injured on December 23, 2021, an official mentioned right here on Tuesday.

Harpreet Singh, alias Happy Malaysia of Amritsar, and Lakhbir Singh, alias Rode of Moga, had been cost sheeted by the NIA below UAPA.

The NIA mentioned that Lakhbir Singh is reportedly in Pakistan from the place he had smuggled IEDs into India for triggering explosions throughout Punjab. He is Chief of banned outfits, Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) and International Sikh Youth Federation (ISFY). NIA has claimed that he was the mastermind behind the incident.

Happy Malaysia of Amritsar was arrested in December 2022 from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi, on his arrival from Malaysia.

In the cost sheet filed earlier than the Special NIA Court, Mohali, Punjab, the duo has been charged below varied sections of IPC, Explosive Substances Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

Investigations by the NIA revealed that the IED that exploded within the Ludhiana Court complicated had been smuggled into Punjab by Rode from throughout the border. He had smuggled it with the assistance of Pakistan-based drug smugglers and their Indian associates, together with Happy Malaysia.

The case was initially registered at PS Division-5 District Ludhiana, and later the probe was taken over by the NIA.

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