‘Use of RPG is worrying…’: Central security agencies on alert after Mohali blast | Latest News India

Central agencies just like the Intelligence Bureau, RAW and the intel wing of the BSF are on alert after yesterday’s RPG assault on Punjab Police’s Mohali HQ, information company ANI stated Tuesday. A senior official informed ANI the suspected use of a RPG, or rocket-propelled grenade, had raised intelligence pink flags because it was ‘an uncommon factor’. “In the past grenade attacks have happened… but the use of RPGs is worrying for everyone,” the official, with an unnamed company, stated.

All intel-gathering agencies – Military Intelligence, IB, RAW and the BSF – have stepped up operations to gather extra knowledge concerning the Mohali assault and in addition on different doable terror threats, ANI stated.

The similar officer additionally stated Punjab Police had issued an alert after Khalistani flags have been discovered on the gate and partitions of the legislative meeting in neighbouring poll-bound Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.

“On May 9, Himachal Pradesh Director-General of Police (DGP) issued an alert… in view of Khalistani elements in neighbouring states and hosting of banners and graffiti of Khalistan on outer boundary of Vidhan Sabha,” he stated. The alert, ANI stated, had been issued verbally relatively than on paper.

Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu additionally ordered sealing of interstate borders and directed police stations to observe ‘anti-social components’.

Banned Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) claimed duty.

The assault on Punjab Police’s Mohali HQ happened at 7.45 pm on Monday.  No casualties or accidents have been reported, and a case has been filed towards unknown individuals. Officials have refused to rule out a terror angle at the moment. 

‘Can’t be ignored…’: Punjab Police on terror angle in RPG assault on Mohali HQ

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann met the state’s prime cop and different senior officers after which stated some suspects have already been arrested.

The possible terror assault in Mohali got here two days after two individuals have been held in Taran Taran district with an RDX-stuffed IED (improvised explosive gadget) amongst their belongings.

Just a few days earlier 4 individuals have been arrested in Haryana’s Karnal and police discovered three IEDs of 2.5 kg every of their possession.

With enter from ANI

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