As part of the investigation into the Ludhiana court bomb blast case, the NIA today announced that it had arrested Harpreet Singh, alias Happy Malaysia, who had absconded and had a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, as soon as he arrived from Kuala Lumpur at the IGI Airport.
Harpreet, a resident of Ajnala, Amritsar, was arrested late last night, according to the NIA.
A lookout circular (LOC) was opened for Harpreet Singh, against whom the NIA had previously announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh.
This case relates to a bomb blast in the Ludhiana courthouse. An explosion in December last year killed one person and injured six others.
According to NIA investigators, Happy Malaysia, a Pakistan-based self-styled chief of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), Punjab, was one of the conspirators of the blast.
On Rode’s instructions, he coordinated the delivery of the IED from Pakistan to his India-based accomplices, and it was used in the court blast. As well as smuggling explosives, arms, and narcotics, the arrested accused was also involved in other cases.
On December 23, 2021, the Punjab Police registered the case, which was later taken over by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on January 13, 2022, the official said, adding that further investigations were underway.