Coimbatore car blast case: NIA raids 60 locations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala
Coimbatore Car Cylinder Blast Case: Today, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting a search operation in three South Indian states in the Coimbatore Car Cylinder Blast case. According to the information received, NIA is conducting search operations in this case at 60 different locations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
Last year on October 23, a blast took place in a cylinder fitted in a car in Coimbatore. A person named Jamisha Mubeen was killed in this blast. After the death of Mubeen, in the investigation of the case, his links with terrorist organizations came to the fore. After this, the investigation of this case was handed over to the National Investigation Agency. The National Security Agency has done several rounds of an investigation into this matter. Now today i.e. on February 15 also, the National Investigation Agency is conducting a search operation in the South Indian states in this matter. According to the information received, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting raids at many places in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the Coimbatore car cylinder blast case. The investigating agency is tracing people associated with ISIS. According to the information received from the sources, the NIA team is investigating 60 different places.
In the preliminary investigation of the Coimbatore car cylinder blast case, six people were arrested by the police. All of them are residents of Coimbatore. The arrested persons were identified as Muhammad Azharuddin, Afsar Khan, Muhammad Thalha, Muhammad Riyas, Firoz Ismail, and Muhammad Nawaz Ismail.
NIA had recovered 109 items including potassium from all of them. In which there were many explosive substances. During the investigation of the case, it came to light that youths were radicalized in South Indian states through all these videos.
Now NIA is conducting a further search operation in this case. It may be mentioned that in the beginning, this matter seemed like a normal blast. But the seriousness of the matter came to the fore after investigation. After this, the investigation of the case was handed over to the NIA. Initial investigation revealed that a similar conspiracy was hatched in Coimbatore as in the Easter attack in Sri Lanka.
Last year, on the morning of October 23, a cylinder fitted in a car exploded, killing Jemisha Mubeen of Ukkadam. During the investigation, in the CCTV footage, three suspected IS affiliates Riyaz, Firoz and Nawaz were seen placing 2 cylinders and 3 drums in Mubeen's car. After which the investigation was handed over to the NIA.