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Moga parcel bomb explosion case solved, one arrested

The explosion took place in a courier shop at Chamber Road, Moga, on 26 September.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Punjab Police on Thursday solved the case of parcel bomb explosion in a courier shop in state’s Moga district and it was planned over a family land dispute in Sangrur district.

The explosion took place in a courier shop at Chamber Road, Moga, on 26 September. The one person arrested in this case has been identified as Rajbir Rajjiyana, a resident of Basanti Colony (Rurkewala) in Odisha’s Sundergarh district.

Disclosing this on Thursday, a police spokesperson said since the parcel was addressed to Bhupesh Rajeana, Rajeana House, Patiala Gate, Sangrur. Therefore, the family members was asked to join the investigation and various angles of family dispute were meticulously examined.

During the course of the investigation, it was found that the mother-in-law of Bhupesh Rajeana was murdered in 2016 and this aspect was also minutely scrutinised, which provided a vital clue to solving the incident.

CCTV footage was shown to Bhupesh Rajeana, who identified the suspect as Rajbir Rajjiyana and further disclosed Baljit Saroop Rajeana had two sons – Malwinder Saroop and Rajinder Saroop.

Bhupesh told police that he was the son of Dalip Rajjiytana and grandson of Malwinder Saroop. Rajbir Rajjiyana was the son of Rajinder Saroop. Bhupesh told police that his family’s property was situated at village Kheri, District Sangrur and they a house opposite Ranbir College Sangrur. There was a family dispute regarding partition of the property, he said. At the beginning of 2018, Rajbir Rajjiyana had visited Sangrur to settle the dispute, but failed to resolve the matter.

Following the identification of the suspect, a police party led by DSP investigation Moga, Harinder Singh, was dispatched to Rourkela in district Sundergarh, Odisha. Consequently, the accused Rajbir alias Raj was arrested on 2 October with the help of Punjab State Intelligence Wing and Sundergarh district police.

The transit remand of the accused for five days was obtained from the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sundergarh (Odisha) and further investigations are in progress.

The spokesperson further revealed that the accused Rajbir had disclosed that he stayed at Modern guest house opposite Railway Station, Jalandhar between September 20 and 28.