One dead, several injured in blast inside Ludhiana court complex; CM Channi to visit area

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi today said that he will visit Ludhiana to take stock of situation after explosion in district court complex.

The blast took place on the second floor of the Ludhiana District Court Complex.

One person have reportedly died and several others are feared injured after a blast took place in the Ludhiana District Court Complex in Punjab today. The police and bomb squad have reached the spot and the premises were vacated for the safety of the people.

The Police have cordoned off the area. According to reports, the blast took place near the women washroom around 12:25 pm on the second floor. The intensity of the blast was so high that the walls of the bathroom was damaged and glass of windows of adjacent rooms were shattered.

“An explosion was heard near the Record Room on the second floor of the Ludhiana Court complex. One person died, two persons were injured in the incident. Bomb disposal team and forensics team has been called from Chandigarh for probe. There is no need to panic,” said Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, CP, Ludhiana.

The blast took place near the court room number 14. The district court was functioning when the explosion took place.

“The identity of a possible suspect, whose body was found at the explosion site, is being ascertained. Four persons who were injured are in stable condition. Bomb disposal squad is at the site. Police conducting a search at the Court complex. A team of NSG is also coming here,” said the CP.

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi today said that he will visit Ludhiana to take stock of situation after explosion in district court complex.

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