New Delhi: A police station in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district was hit by a low-intensity blast on Saturday. According to news agency ANI, prima facie the incident appeared to be a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack, forensic teams are on the way.
A rocket launcher-type weapon was fired at a police station in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district, news agency PTI reported official sources as saying.Some unidentified people fired the projectile at the Sarhali police station located on the Amritsar-Bathinda highway at around 1 am in the border district, they said.
The door glass of the police station was found to be broken. Senior police officials have reached the spot to take stock of the situation.According to ANI, the Director general of police (DGP) will be visiting the site today.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa attacked the Punjab government in a tweet writing, “@AAPPunjab Govt is busy partying in Gujarat/Delhi as per Kejriwal’s diktat & @BhagwantMann Ji has ignored the peace & security of Border state!”
Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Warring tweeted, “Ominous signals. This is quite serious. Enemies of peace have the audacity to attack police stations. It does not portend well for Punjab. We have to fight against it together. Govt at the Centre and State have to take the lead. Can’t take such threats lightly. #DardaPunjab”.
Earlier in May, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the Punjab Police’s Intelligence headquarters located in Mohali. A minor explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in sector 77, SAS Nagar at around 7.45 PM on May 9.
The explosion had come close on the heels of the recovery of an explosive device near Burail Jail in Chandigarh on April 24.