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NIA to investigate Coimbatore cylinder blast case, CM Stalin recommends

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A Maruti car exploded in the early hours of Sunday in front of the Kottai Easwaran temple in Coimbatore.
The car owner was killed in this blast, while chemicals to make bombs have been found from his house.
The police is treating it as a terrorist attack, in which the ISIS module is suspected.

Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has recommended handing over the probe to the NIA in the cylinder blast case kept in a car in front of a temple in Coimbatore. The Tamil Nadu government has also decided to constitute a special force to prevent such incidents in future.

The state government has taken this decision along with senior police officers of the intelligence department. In this, it has been decided to install CCTV in important and crowded places in many cities.

In fact, there was an explosion in a Maruti car right in front of the Kottai Easwaran temple in the Ukkadam area of ​​Coimbatore at around 4 am on Sunday. Two gas cylinders, marbles and nails have been found from there. One person in the car was killed in this blast. The police is treating it as a terrorist attack, in which suspicion is being raised on the ISIS module.

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UAPA imposed in Coimbatore blast case
Police have arrested five people in connection with the blast, and the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) has also been invoked in the case.

The five arrested people have been identified as Mohammad Talka, Mohammad Azharuddin, Mohammad Riaz, Firoz Ismail and Mohammad Nawaz Ismail, the police said. He told that the age of all these accused is between 20 to 30 years.

City Police Commissioner V Balakrishnan told that some of them have been questioned by the NIA in the year 2019. He told that the police is investigating his activities after that.

Strings connecting Sri Lanka Easter blast accused
The Commissioner of Police said that apart from imposition of UAPA in this case, other sections like conspiracy of Indian Penal Code have been added. He said that the police is also probing whether Jamisha Mubeen, who was killed in the accident, had no contact with Mohammad Azharuddin. Mohammad Azharuddin is accused of the Easter Easter bombings in Sri Lanka in the year 2019, in which 250 people died.

Balakrishnan said that 75 kg of potassium nitrate and aluminum powder have been recovered from the house of Mubeen, who was killed in the cylinder blast. These chemicals are used to make indigenous bombs.

The police commissioner said that the three arrested persons were earlier seen with Mubeen in the CCTV footage. Both had two LPG cylinders along with small drums, which have been sent for forensic examination.

Balakrishnan said that three people have been arrested for helping Mubeen, another for connecting between them, while one person has been arrested for providing the car.

When asked whether the police was also probing from the perspective of a possible terror attack, the Commissioner of Police reiterated that the UAPA has been imposed after the blast….’Police is probing from all angles’. (with language input)

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