One person died and five others were injured following a blast inside a court complex in Ludhiana in Punjab this afternoon. The blast reportedly took place at 12:22 pm inside a bathroom on the second floor of the building when the district court was functioning.
“One body has been recovered. The person was either carrying the explosive or was very near to it. We are awaiting the arrival of an NSG team from Delhi. The five injured are out of danger,” Ludhiana Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said. Two of the injured people are women and three men.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi blamed “anti-national” forces for trying to disturb the peace in the state. “As Punjab elections are approaching, some anti-national and anti-Punjab forces are trying to disturb peace. First, there was an attempt of sacrilege at Golden Temple in which they failed. Now, this blast. We are not going to spare culprits,” he said.