Two killed, five injured in blast at Ludhiana Court

   By Prashant Bhardwaj ,  23-Dec-2021
Two killed, five injured in blast at Ludhiana Court

Chief Minister Charanjit Channi said that the blast was carried out to disrupt law and order in the city ahead of assembly polls

Two people were killed and five seriously injured in a blast inside a court complex in Ludhiana in Punjab this afternoon. Chief Minister Charanjit Channi said that the blast was carried out to disrupt law and order in the city ahead of assembly polls.

A blast reportedly took place at 12:22 pm inside a bathroom on the second floor of the Ludhiana Court building. The explosion damaged the walls of the bathroom and ripped through a section of the building, besides shattering glass in nearby rooms. The district court was crowded and functioning when the explosion took place.

In visuals, injured people were carried out of the building and police were trying to remove people from the complex. Two of the injured people are women and three men.

The incident exposes a huge security lapse in a building so close to the Deputy Commissioner of Police's office in the heart of Ludhiana city. Investigations are focusing on how the explosives were smuggled into the court complex despite security.

A team of the National Investigation Agency or NIA has been sent to the blast site.

Chief Minister Charanjit Channi condemned the blast and urged people to stay calm. "Anybody trying to disturb the peace and harmony of the state, will be taken to task," he said.






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