In Mysuru blast probe, new terror outfit Base Movement emerges

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Mysuru, Aug 4: The investigations being conducted into the blast outside a Mysuru court earlier this week has not yet managed to crack the motive, but has established that the bomb was assembled by a professional.

In a bid to try and establish the motive, the police are studying the similarities between the blasts that took place outside the courts at Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) and Kollam (Kerala) on April 7 and June 15 respectively.

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Mysuru blast probe: New outfit emerges

It is important that we dig deeper in a bid to understand the pattern, a police officer investigating the case said. On a query about the possible role of the now defunct Indian Mujahideen, the officer said that no such traces of the group have emerged.

However, the role of the Al-Ummah which now calls itself the Base Movement, could have carried out this blast, the officer said. Earlier this week a bomb had exploded in a toilet outside the court complex in Mysuru. Two persons were injured in the incident.

A pattern

In the aftermath of the Chittoor court blast, a letter had been sent out in which a group called as the Base Movement had claimed responsibility. In the letter a photograph of Osama Bin Laden too had been pasted.

In the aftermath of the Kollam blast, none had claimed responsibility for the same. However, the police investigating the case had indicated that it may have been the handiwork of the Al-Ummah which now calls itself the Base Movement. The Karnataka police is now in touch with its counterparts both in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

The Al-Ummah which has been under the scanner for several blasts including the one outside the BJP's Malleshwaram office in Bengaluru has changed its name in a bid to reduce the heat. The group has now renamed itself the Base Movement.

"It is just a ploy to divert attention," officials say.

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