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Russia-made RPG used in Punjab police station attack, cops detain 12 suspects

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The police have detained nearly 12 suspects in connection with the attack at the police station in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district on Saturday. The police station was attacked by a Russia-made rocket-propelled grenade.

Amritsar,UPDATED: Dec 11, 2022 13:46 IST

Russia-made RPG used in Punjab police station attack, cops detain 12 suspects

Members of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squads (BDDS) arrive at the Sarhali Kalan police station in Tarn Taran on Sunday. (Image credit: ANI)

By Manjeet Sehgal: In connection with the attack at the police station in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district on Saturday, the police have detained nearly 12 suspects. A police station in the Sarhali area of Punjab’s Tarn Taran district was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade early on Saturday.

No casualties were reported and the building remained unaffected as the rocket rebounded after hitting the outer pillar of the police station.

The attack is suspected to be carried out by Khalistan-backed terrorists under the patronage of the Pakistani intelligence unit, ISI.

INTERROGATION UNDERWAY

The police have detained three suspects from Amritsar and Tarn Taran, and nine others from different locations. All the 12 suspects, including one jailed in Govindwal Sahib jail, are being questioned by the police.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) also conducted a raid at the house and tubewell of notorious gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa in Harike Patan, which is 15 km from the Sarhali Kalan police station. However, nobody was found at home.

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FIVE MASTERMINDS, ONE CRIME

According to the police report, there are allegedly five masterminds behind the attack with a Russia-made rocket-propelled grenade at the police station in the Tarn Taran district.

While two of them had reached Sarhali on a bike, others were in the SUV Breza. They even stopped for food at a Dhaba between Harike Patan and Sarhali.

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Four out of five attackers were speaking in Hindi. The police are trying to gather more information on the basis of CCTV cameras.

As per the reports, a notorious gangster, Harvinder Singh alias Rinda, died a few days ago in Pakistan. The strike was presumably a response to the death of Harvinder Singh Rinda to preserve his terror in the region.



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