Police Station In Punjab's Border District Attacked With Rocket-Propelled Grenade: Cops

Sarhali is the native place of Khalistani terrorist Harwinder Singh Rinda who is believed to have died in Pakistan.

Sarhali Police Station on the Amritsar-Bathinda Highway came under attack around 1 am.

A police station in Punjab's border district of Tarn Taran was attacked by a suspected rocket-propelled grenade early this morning, the police said.

The Sarhali Police Station on the Amritsar-Bathinda Highway came under attack around 1 am, officials said, adding that there was minor damage to the building. 

The projectile first hit the iron grills of the gate of the police station and then hit the Saanjh Kendra centre. The windowpanes of the Saanjh Kendra were damaged in the incident, they said.

There was no casualty in the incident, the sources said.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that around 11.22 pm last night, a grenade was fired from highway using RPG. It hit suvidha centre of Sarhali PS. FIR registered under UAPA. Forensic team here. Army squad is here too. We will investigate this technically and forensically, all clues from the scene of the crime are being collected so that we reconstruct what happened. We are recovering the launcher," said Punjab top cop Gaurav Yadav, according to ANI.

Saanjh Kendra centre provides services like copy of FIRs, passport verification and no-objection certificates.

Sarhali is the native place of Khalistani terrorist Harwinder Singh Rinda who is believed to have died in Pakistan.

A member of the banned Khalistani outfit Babbar Khalsa International, Rinda was involved in various terror cases, including the RPG attack on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in May this year.

The mastermind of the attack on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters was arrested on Friday from Uttar Pradesh.

Reacting to the incident, the BJP stepped up its attack at the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), blaming the party for the "worrying" law and order situation in the border state.

"Per media reports, Police Station in Tarn Taran attacked by rocket launcher type weapon! This is 2nd RPG attack on a Police Station (Mohali on May 8) in 7 months. Very worrying & a disturbing development! Law & order situation has been in a free fall since AAP formed Govt in Punjab," Jaiveer Shergill, National Spokesperson of BJP, tweeted.

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