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NIA probe for bomb blast with high level meeting chaired by CM M.K.Stalin

IndiaNIA probe for bomb blast with high level meeting chaired by CM M.K.Stalin

In a huge development, the special teams, probing Sunday’s Coimbatore LPG car blast case raided the premises of the deceased’s relative

Five people have been arrested in Coimbatore in connection with the cylinder blast outside the temple a day before Diwali.  Police recovered a massive quantity of explosive material thus giving the impression of a bigger conspiracy.  Intel suggests the Coimbatore blast victim has links with ISIS

NIA seized some incriminating documents in which a radicalized IS person was killed, today raided the premises of his relative and seized some incriminating documents including a laptop that is expected to throw more details in the case.

Police sources said the investigating team questioned the 28-year-old man for several hours, following which his residence was searched on the basis of grilling five people arrested in connection with the incident.

During the searches, a laptop was seized from the house and it has been sent for cyber analysis. The searches followed preliminary investigations conducted with the five associates–before their judicial remand–of the mastermind, who was killed in the car blast and was involved in shifting a huge bag from his house a couple of hours prior to the blast.

It may be recalled that the mastermind Jameesha Mubin, a radicalized IS person,was killed early on Sunday when one of the two LPG cylinders carried in the car along with marbles and nails, exploded in front of a temple in Coimbatore, seemingly, a plot reviving the grim reminder of the 1998 serial blasts, as his links with some of the terror outfit leaders was cracked.

After the blast, police raided Mubin’s house and seized more than 75 kgs of explosive materials and a potential plot targetting select installations in that city. This prompted the Tamil Nadu government to transfer the investigation into the case to the NIA as five of those arrested in the case, had purportedly links with terror outfits.

The decision to recommend an NIA probe was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister M.K.Stalin in which the present law and order situation in the state was discussed, apart from the present status of the blast probe and the precautionary measures put in place in Coimbatore to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.

The Coimbatore Police had invoked Sections 16 (punishment for the terrorist act) and 18 (punishment for conspiracy, etc.) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against the accused, after finding prima facie evidence of a suspected terror plot, considering the materials found at Mubin’s house and the presence of two LPG cylinders, nails, marbles and chemicals in the car, possibly meant for a high impact explosion.

“A 25-year-old man was killed in a gas cylinder blast in Tamil Nadu’s #Coimbatore on October 23. The police identified the deceased as Jameesha Mubeen who was quizzed by NIA in 2019. Was this not an accident but a terror attack gone wrong?”
#TamilNadu #NIA #NewsMo | @gauravcsawant

Vijay Kumar, Associate Editor of The Hindu says, “Days before CoimbatoreBlast, MHA had warned of possible attacks in #TamilNadu Deceased suspect Jameesha Mubin on the watch list of police had hinted at his deadly mission on WhatsApp status #NIA team arrives #Coimbatore”


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