According to an eyewitness, the highly effective blast occurred when the bike — a five-year-old Bajaj Platina mannequin — was close to the Punjab National Bank. The rider, Balwinder Singh alias Luv (23) of Jhugge Nihanga Wala in Ferozepur, was thrown a number of ft in the air and died on the spot. The injured passerby was referred to Faridkot Medical College in a vital situation.
Security businesses are inspecting whether or not the blast was a well-planned conspiracy or an accident. The bike that exploded didn’t have a quantity plate. Agencies are additionally trying into whether or not there was any hyperlink between this blast and the current tiffin bomb case in a store in Ferozepur, in which the store was reportedly gutted after some miscreants set it on hearth by placing some chemical at night time.
DIG, Ferozepur vary, JS Aulakh, SSP Fazilka Deepak Hillori and forensic groups from Mohali visited the spot on Thursday. The police additionally confiscated a locked motorcycle parked close to the explosion website. It is anticipated that the investigation of this case could possibly be handed over to the NIA shortly.
The deceased’s sister, Jyoti, claimed he was coming to fulfill her when the blast happened. The police, after accumulating name particulars of the deceased’s cellphone, have additionally begun investigating his relations. DSP Jalalabad Palwinder Singh claimed that the parked motorcycle belonged to at least one Sukha, who’s the cousin of the deceased and from the identical border village. There have been unconfirmed experiences on Thursday night of police nabbing Sukha.
Auto upkeep consultants stated whereas it’s unusual for such an explosion to happen, a spark in the bike’s plug might have induced a hearth in the engine space, resulting in the gas tank explosion.
Meanwhile, police sources stated the cousins, who have been dealing with circumstances below Excise Act, and had left for Jalalabad on two bikes on Wednesday.
Fazilka SSP Deepak Hillori stated that it’s too early to say something and the matter is being investigated.
This is the second blast in Punjab in a month. Earlier on August 8, there was a blast in an oil tanker at Ajnala in Amritsar district.