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Four suspects who provided logistical support arrested, Punjab police say

Three days after an RPG attack on a police station in Tarn Taran, the Punjab police said on Monday it has detained four suspects who have provided logistical support in carrying it out.

Two suspects who committed the attack have yet to be detained, it said.

The rocket-propelled grenade was fired at Sarhali police station in Tarn Taran on Friday night, the second such attack in the state in the past seven months.

The Inspector General of Police (HQ) Sukhchain Singh Gill briefed the media here and said that four suspects who provided logistical support, motorcycles, etc. in the RPG attack have been apprehended.

“Two individuals who carried out this act, their identification process is ongoing,” he said.

“I cannot reveal a name at this stage. Identification, arrest of suspects and the process of further identification were ongoing,” he added.

Gill said police will reveal more facts in a day or two, including names, who was behind it and how it was done.

He said the investigation was conducted under the supervision of Additional Director General of Police (Internal Security) RN Dhoke while ADGP (Counterintelligence) Amit Prasad was camping in Amritsar.

Prima facie, the police have all the clues to this incident, he said, adding that the crime has been unearthed.

Further research is underway, he said.

Some unidentified people had fired the projectile on Friday evening which hit the Saanjh Kendra next to Sarhali police station on Amritsar-Bathinda highway.

The projectile first hit the iron grilles of the police station gate and then hit the wall of the Saanjh Kendra.

Police Director General Gaurav Yadav, who had visited the site, had said it was military hardware suspected of being smuggled from across the border.

“There are clear indications that it is a strategy of the neighboring country to bleed India with a thousand austerity measures,” the DGP had said.

In connection with the incident, an FIR has been registered under the Prevention of Unlawful Acts Act.

Earlier in May, a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was fired at the Punjab Police Headquarters in Mohali.

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