New Delhi : German authorities have arrested Jaswinder Singh Multani, member of a pro-Khalistani group ‘Sikhs for Justice’, for his alleged involvement in Ludhiana court complex blast that happened last week, said highly placed sources on Tuesday.
The sources said Multani was a “supplier” (for Ludhiana blast) and was planning more such attacks.
He is also accused of hatching conspiracies for such activities in other Indian metro cities as well, they said.
“Through his links in Pakistan he used to supply explosives to Punjab,” sources in the intelligence establishment told UNI.
More arrests are likely to take place in near future, sources said, adding the details are confidential in nature.
Multani is said to be a resident of Hoshiarpur in Punjab. He is a close associate of Sikh for Justice founder Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, who is actively involved in pro-Khalistan secessionist activities from Europe.
Earlier, Punjab Police managed to crack the Ludhiana court bomb blast case in less than 24 hours after establishing the identity of the deceased, Gagandeep Singh.
Punjab Director General of Police Siddarth Chattopadhyaya on Saturday said Pakistan-based pro-Khalistani connection behind the act is being probed. The DGP said police is investigating the case from all angles.
“Preliminary investigations suggests that accused Gagandeep could have developed links with pro-Khalistan elements in Ludhiana jail. His Khalistani links could have used him to target the court premises with intention to disturb the peace of the state,” he said.
The DGP hailed the efforts of his force that joined efforts with the Intelligence and central agencies to crack the case.
The blast in the district courts complex in Ludhiana, which took place on December 23, rocked poll-bound Punjab. A man was killed and five others were injured in the blast.
A day later Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju rush to Ludhiana to take stock of the situation. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was taking keen interest in the case and “everything was above politics”.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said “none will be spared”.