March 23, 2023

Ludhiana bomb blast: Deceased identified as a dismissed cop, was arrested for drug peddling | Ludhiana News – Times of India

LUDHIANA: The man who died in the bomb blast at the district court complex in Ludhiana has been identified as a dismissed head constable of the Punjab police.
Gagandeep Singh, 30, was arrested by the Ludhiana unit of Special Task Force (STF) with heroin in August 2019, following which he was dismissed.
Singh, a resident of Khanna, was posted as a Munshi at Sadar police station when the STF arrested him for drug peddling.
“Yes, the deceased man has been identified as a dismissed cop Gagandeep Singh. The STF had arrested him with 785 gm heroin on August 10, 2019 along with his two accomplices,” said a police official, requesting anonymity.
On whether the deceased cop is being considered as a victim, an official said, “No, he is not being considered as a victim of the bomb blast. All angles are being probed as the preliminary investigation suggested that the deceased man is the accused.”

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