Mangaluru cooker blast: Karnataka govt hands over case to NIA

Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS): The Karnataka government has handed over the investigation of Mangaluru cooker blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Thursday said that the state government has taken a decision to hand over the case to NIA and passed the order in this regard.

It is recommended to investigate the case under the provision of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The state government had taken this decision after following the evidence and inputs gathered during the investigation of the cooker blast case, the Minister added.

The decision had also been taken after the Islamic Resistance Council, an unknown Islamic outfit, claimed responsibility for the November 19 Mangaluru auto blast and warned of another attack in future.

The outfit has also warned the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Alok Kumar, who is present at Mangaluru and personally monitoring the investigations into the blast case.

"Alokkumar your joy would be short-lived. You pay for your acts of dominance sooner," the outfit warned.

The police sources have confirmed that they have taken the warning seriously. The probe in this regard has already been initiated by central probe agencies.

The probe has also revealed that the conspiracy was hatched to carry out blasts and put blame on Hindu organisations and to reignite a debate on 'Hindu terrorism' in the country.

The blast occurred on November 19 in a moving auto. The cooker bomb was designed to carry out a large scale attack to fuel communal tensions in the coastal region and in the state.

The probe revealed that the attacker Mohammad Shariq, who is in hospital with critical burn injuries, initially targeted the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai's programme and later wanted to blast it at a children's fest organised by one of the institutions affiliated to the RSS.








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  • neha, dk

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    I have been reading the comments from so many days. Whether hindu, muslim, christian or others, whoever tries to disturb the peace in the society, we need to punish the culprits. we cannot simply keep blaming the communities and go on creating hatred. all sorts of groups, moral policing has to be stopped. remember that every person is important for the society and our economy. stop spreading the hatred and punish the culprits without politicizing.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    pls also investigate whether Premraj gave / lost / misplaced aadhaar card to the terrorist innocently or for money......

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    This faction, once again prove themselves to be a pain to the civil society.

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    The defeaning silence of the usual Congress leaders is very intriguing. Not even a condemnation, note even a frigging statement from the usual so called leaders who call a press conference, or a candle march, when outfits like Bajrang Dal apprehend cattle thieves. Silence implies support!!! Obviously its sending wrong signals.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Fri, Nov 25 2022

    Our kudla needs NIA office to wipe out islamic terrorist.

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