Chandigarh: Former Chief Minister Amrinder Singh has said that Punjab police must get to the bottom of the blast incident that led to the death of two persons and injured 4.
The blast reportedly took place at 12:22 pm inside a bathroom on the second floor of the building. The explosion damaged the walls of the bathroom and ripped through a section of the building, besides shattering glass in nearby rooms. The district court was crowded and functioning when the explosion took place.
In visuals, injured people were carried out of the building and police were trying to remove people from the complex.
The incident exposes a huge security lapse in a building so close to the District Commissioner of Police’s office in the heart of Ludhiana city. Investigations are focusing on how the explosives were smuggled into the court complex despite security.
“Disturbing news of a blast at Ludhiana court complex. Saddened to know about the demise of 2 individuals, Praying for the recovery of those injured. @PunjabPoliceInd must get to the bottom of this,” tweeted Mr Singh.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is on way to Ludhiana. “As elections are approaching, some anti-Punjab forces are trying to disturb the peace. First, there was an attempt of sacrilege at the Golden Temple, in which they failed. Now this blast. We are not going to spare culprits,” Mr Channi said.
Sources said a two-member team of the National Investigation Agency is leaving for Ludhiana from Chandigarh. A team from the National Security Guards’ Bomb Data Centre is also being rushed to the blast site.