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Punjab Police hints at Dera connection in Maur Mandi blast

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Just over a year after a powerful blast in a car in Maur town left seven persons dead, Police was said to be close to cracking the case and hinted at a connection with controversial Sirsa-based of Singh.

Police sources told IANS on Friday that investigations were in the final phase and raids were on to nab a few suspects, including a earlier based at the headquarters on the outskirts of town in

Police got the statements of four persons recorded before a in Talwandi Sabo in district on Thursday regarding the car in which the explosives used in the blast were planted.

Police officials said that the four witnesses had approached police nearly a year after the blast, claiming they could identify the car used in the blast, in which four children were among the dead. They pointed out that the car was assembled at a workshop close to the campus days ahead of the blast.

Police investigators had hinted that the powerful blast was caused by high-intensity IEDs (improvised explosive devices) packed inside a pressure cooker.

The blast took place just moments after a political rally by candidate at district's Maur town, 200 km from here, on January 31 last year.

Jassi is a relative of rape convict Singh since Jassi's daughter is married to Ram Rahim's son. Jassi was accorded Z category security following the blast.

said witnesses in the case were key to the probe. He said the case would be cracked and more arrests made soon.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:48 IST
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