Mangaluru blast: NIA registers FIR, says incident endangered security of nation

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Mangaluru blast: NIA registers FIR, says incident endangered security of nation

  • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has lodged an FIR in connection with the Mangaluru blast case and intensified its investigation to dig out the roots of terrorism spread across Karnataka and other South Indian states, sources said on Friday 

Mangaluru:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has lodged an FIR in connection with the Mangaluru blast case and intensified its investigation to dig out the roots of terrorism spread across Karnataka and other South Indian states, sources said on Friday.

According to the probe agency, it has registered the case on the directions of the Centre.

After the accused terror suspect Mohammad Shariq became medically fit for questioning, the probe agency intensified its investigations and the police interrogated him. The probe in Kerala is being expedited to reach out to his handlers.

The probe has revealed that drug peddling and gold smuggling were being carried out to fund terror activities in South India. A Series of murders of Hindu youth, and stabbing incidents over the installation of flexes of Veer Savarkar is a part of the conspiracy to foment communal violence in Karnataka, sources said.

Notably, on November 19, a low-intensity explosion in the form of a cooker bomb had taken place in Kankanady police station limits on the outskirts of Mangaluru city.

During the investigation, the police department announced it as an act of terror and established the identity of the suspected terrorist Mohammad Shariq. He concealed his identity and claimed himself as Premraj.

Investigations revealed that he had planned to explode the bomb at the function of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. When his calculation went wrong, he wanted to explode it in a children’s fest.

Later, Islamic Resistance Council (IRC), an unknown terror outfit claimed the responsibility and warned that they would strike back soon. Along with the NIA, the state police department has also launched an investigation regarding this matter.

Meanwhile, the people have abandoned their houses from the lane where suspected terrorist Mohammad Shariq stayed in a rented house. The people were fearing inquiry by the authorities and left their houses, locals explained.


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