Bathinda: The accused who have been charged for making threat calls to plant a bomb at the recently-inaugurated Guru Gobind Singh Refinery disclosed on Saturday before police that they did so to pay off their debt of Rs. 90, 000. The money was borrowed for the marriage of one of the accused, Pintu.

The police have arrested two of the accused for making threat calls while two others have been nabbed for providing SIM cards for this purpose. The Punjab Police sought detailed information about all the four accused from the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Police departments.

The Refinery Senior Executive Shiva Nand had informed the police that on last Tuesday he received a phone call around 1.30 pm at the security control room based on Ramsara Gate from the mobile number 90413-96668.

“The callers had made three calls between 1.30 PM to 8.15 PM and threatened to blow up the Refinery," he added. After receiving the call, the officer informed police in this regard.

After apprehending the accused, Parminder Singh, DSP of Talwandi Sabo, said that during interrogation he was told that the two accused, "Pinto yadav and Munna Tiwari, both from Balia district of Uttar Pradesh had made the phone calls to get extortion money from the refinery officials to pay off their debt of Rs 90,000.

"We concluded that there might be some other accomplices of the accused who involved in this episode and in order to carry forward our inquiry we have apprehended two more persons from Chapra district of Bihar who had supplied SIM cards to the main accused and they are being subjected to interrogation in police remand,” said DSP.



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