The key conspirator in the rocket-propelled grenade or RPG attack at an intelligence headquarters in Punjab's Mohali is a close associate of terrorist based in Pakistan, said the state's top cop on Friday.
"The key conspirator is Lakhbir Singh Landa. He's a resident of Tarn Taran. He is a gangster and shifted to Canada in 2017. He is a close associate of Harinder Singh Rinda, who is a terrorist based in Pakistan," Punjab Director General Of Police (DGP) VK Bhawra told presspersons.
Main accused Lakhbir Singh, alias Landa, said the cop, is in Canada. He has made several ransom calls recently to singers and businessmen recently, he added.
"All the persons behind the attack have been identified, but the three persons who carried out the attack were yet to be arrested," he said, adding six people have been arrested in the case.
Two more have been detained from Noida, said the officer.
The RPG was fired at the third floor of the highly-guarded building in Mohali's Sector 77 at 7:45 pm on Monday, following which an alert was sounded in Punjab.
"The attack was a way to send a message since most of the officers had left the office when the attack took place," said the top cop.
Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), a terror outfit, and gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa planned with attack with the backing of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), said the top police officer.