Punjab police announces reward for information on Ludhiana blast accused

Ludhiana, October 22 : The Punjab Police has announced a reward of Rs one lakh for giving information about the person behind the Shingar Cinema blast in Ludhiana.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Ludhiana Range) Ishwar Singh said that the name of the person giving the information will be kept a secret.
‘The information should be given to SSP or SP (Detective) Ludhiana,’ Singh added.

At least six people were killed and 16 others were injured in the blast that took place on October 14 in the auditorium of the cinema hall.

The blast occurred when Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari’s film 'Janam Janam Ka Saath' was being screened.

The explosion occurred at 8.30 p.m. when close to 500 people were watching the evening show that began at 8.00 p. m.

According to eyewitnesses, a loud explosion was heard near the front stall of the auditorium and that the number of toll would increase.

The blast coincided with the Eid festival leading to widespread chaos. (ANI)