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IGI Airport: Ludhiana court blast conspirator Harpreet Singh arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 December 2022, 9:44 IST
Harpreet Singh

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested absconding December 2021 Ludhiana Court building blast conspirator and wanted terrorist Harpreet Singh from Delhi airport soon after his arrival from Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, the agency said on Friday.

An associate of Lakhbir Singh Rode, a Pakistan-based self-styled Chief of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), Harpreet was one of the conspirators of the December 2021 Ludhiana Court Building blast alongwith Rode. One dead and six were injured in the massive bomb blast.

Acting on the directions of Rode, Harpreet coordinated the delivery of the custom-made Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which had been sent from Pakistan to his India-based associates, that was used in the Ludhiana Court Complex blast, said the NIA. Harpreet was also involved and wanted in various cases, including the smuggling of explosives, arms and narcotics.

Earlier, NIA had declared a reward of Rs 10 lakh on Harpreet Singh against whom a non-bailable Warrant from the Special NIA court had been issued and a look-out circular was opened.
(With ANI inputs)

First published: 2 December 2022, 9:44 IST