Rocket-propelled grenade attack on intel headquarters in Mohali, Punjab on high alert

Remains of the tail-fin of the Rocket-propelled grenade used to hit the Punjab Police’s Intelligence headquarters in Mohali. [Photo: Twitter/mssirsa]

Mohali: A rocket-propelled grenade or RPG was fired from the street towards Punjab Police’s intelligence headquarters in Mohali. The incident occurred on Monday evening and caused minor damage inside the intel building. There was however no loss of life or injury to anyone in the blast that has sent alarm bells ringing in Punjab.

The Punjab Police has been put on high alert and the probe has begun as forensic teams are also on the spot investigating the incident.

“A minor explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in sector 77, SAS Nagar at around 7.45 PM. No damage has been reported. Senior officers are on the spot and an investigation is being done. Forensic teams have been called,” the Mohali police said in a statement.

The police have cordoned off the area and an alert has been sounded, reports said. The police called it an RPG-like attack and termed the blast a minor one. A team from the Forensic Science Laboratory is on the spot.

“The blast took place with a rocket type fire. There is no casualty,” NDTV reported quoting a police official.

“A minor blast took place at the intelligence building. The investigation is going on and our senior officials are on the spot,” the report quoted the official further saying.

A quick reaction team of the Chandigarh police was also deputed near the Intelligence office building.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has sought a detailed report from the police on the incident.

Reacting on the incident, the former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh said in his Tweet that he was shocked to hear about the blast and thankfully nobody was hurt. Saying that the brazen attack on police force was deeply concerning, he added that he urged CM to ensure perpetrators were brought to justice at the earliest.


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