The NIA arrested wanted terrorist and mastermind of the Ludhiana court bomb blast Harpreet Singh from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital Delhi. There was a reward of 10 lakh rupees on him.
An NIA spokesperson said that Harpreet Singh alias ‘Happy Malaysia’, a resident of Amritsar in Punjab, was arrested soon after he reached the airport from Kuala Lumpur.
Harpreet was arrested in a case related to the bomb blast at the Ludhiana court building in December last year, in which one person was killed and six others were injured.
The case was initially registered on December 23 last year at Police Station Division Number Five of Ludhiana Commissionerate, Punjab, and was re-registered by the NIA on January 13.
“Investigation has revealed that Harpreet Singh, an aide of Pakistani terrorist organization International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) chief Lakhbir Singh Rode, was one of the conspirators of the Ludhiana court building blast along with Rode.
Harpreet, acting on Rode’s instructions, coordinated the supply of IEDs, which were sent from Pakistan to his associates in India. That IED was used in the Ludhiana court complex blast. The arrested accused was also involved in various cases including smuggling of explosives, arms and narcotics and was wanted by the police.