An explosion in the district court complex of Ludhiana, Punjab, killed at least two people and injured five others. Charanjit Channi, the Chief Minister, is on his way to the scene to assess the situation.
The District Commissioner’s office is near the court complex.
According to the authorities, the explosion occurred in the second-floor washroom around 12:22 p.m.
Due to a lawyer strike, only a few people were present at the time of the explosion. Advocate R.S. Mand has been recognised as one of the injured.
The police have sealed off the area, and the courthouse has been abandoned.
The boom was so powerful that it shattered window glasses and damaged nearby walls.
The explosion at the Ludhiana District Court Complex on Thursday, according to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, was caused by “anti-national elements” ahead of the state’s Assembly elections.
Channi further stated that the government is on high alert and that those who are responsible will not be spared. “I am going to Ludhiana,” the Punjab Chief Minister told the journalists. As the Assembly elections approach, certain anti-national groups are doing such atrocities. The government has been put on high alert. No one will be spared if they are found guilty.”
Charanjit Singh Channi, the Chief Minister of Punjab, said he would be in Ludhiana soon.
Captain Amarinder Singh, a former Chief Minister, said the police needed to get to the bottom of the situation. “Disturbing news of a bomb at the court complex in Ludhiana. I was saddened to learn about the deaths of two people. I’m hoping for the best for those who have been hurt. Amarinder Singh tweeted, “Punjab Police must get to the bottom of this.” As per the Ludhiana Commissioner of Police, two persons have died while five have been injured in the incident.