Chandigarh, Aug 25: With the Punjab Police having failed to b the attackers of RSS leader Brigadier (retd) Jagdish Gagneja earlier this month, the state government, hinting at a foreign hand, asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the attack. “The Punjab government today (Thursday) entrusted the investigation to the CBI to b the perpetrators and their anti-tiol co-conspirators residing abroad,” a government spokesperson said. “A decision to this effect was taken in view of the need for a strong inter-agency approach to bring the accused to book,” he said. The recommendation was formally made by Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora on Wednesday. The police had earlier set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the attack on Gagneja.
“During the course of investigation (by the SIT) it was revealed that the attack could be the handiwork of anti-tiol elements that were likely to have a nexus with extremist elements living abroad,” the spokesperson said. “The ture of the targeting reflected the underlying motive of the perpetrators to disturb peace in Punjab. The act also had ramifications at the tiol and intertiol level,” he said. (IANS)