NIA Probe into Tamil Nadu Car Explosion: The NIA on Sunday (October 30) officially started investigation in the case of a car blast in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. A person was killed in a cylinder explosion in a car near a temple in Coimbatore.
According to news agency PTI, the police said that a team of officers led by NIA Superintendent of Police Sreejit visited the spot and inspected the area around the temple and collected evidence. Police said Sundaresan, the priest of the Kottai Easwaran temple, was also questioned.
Police handed over evidence to NIA
Jamesha, who lost her life in the NIA blast, will also visit Mubeen’s house, which is only a short distance away from the crime scene. 29-year-old Jamesha Mubeen was an engineering graduate. The Tamil Nadu government had decided to hand over the case to the NIA, the investigating agency of terrorism-related cases, after which the city police, which was already probing the blast, handed over the evidence and documents related to the blast to the NIA.
The NIA has also been provided with a temporary office in the premises of the Armed Reserve at the Police Recruits School, Awanashi Road. Police said seven officers, led by an inspector as investigating officers, would investigate. Along with this, more than 10 policemen have also been given the responsibility to assist the NIA.
Police got this evidence in the investigation so far
There was an explosion in the car in the morning in the Udakkam area of Coimbatore when a cylinder exploded. This area is considered communally sensitive. Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi had expressed apprehension that this could be a terrorist incident. Earlier, the police probing the case had recovered 75 kg of low-intensity explosive material, which is used to make country-made bombs. Police have arrested six people in connection with the blast.
According to reports, the police have recovered four diaries from Mubeen’s house. According to the report of the Indian Express, the diaries have written in Tamil the names of deities of other religions, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the hijab controversy and second-class citizens of Muslims. An official who was part of the police investigation said that a green framed slate with the ISIS symbol on it was found from Mubeen’s house.
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