Train blast probe: K'taka police team in city to assist CB-CID

Train blast probe: K'taka police team in city to assist CB-CID
Chennai, May 15: A team of police officials from Karnataka arrived here today to assist the Tamil Nadu CB-CID in the probe into the May 1 twin blasts on a train here, police sources said. Karnataka police have been coordinating with their Tamil Nadu counterparts on several terror-related cases, including the one involving the April, 2013, low-intensity blast near the BJP office at Malleswaram in Bangalore.

All the accused in that case, against whom a charge-sheet was filed last year, are from Tamil Nadu. Among them were Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik, who were arrested in October, 2013, from Puttur in Andhra Pradesh. The Karnataka team, among other things, would ascertain if the twin blasts here had any similarity with the Malleswaram blast, the sources said. CB-CID officials have already completed a round of probe in Bangalore and questioned two suspects there.

They have also stated that the twin blasts on the train was similar to the Patna explosions at the venue where BJP leader Narendra Modi addressed an election meeting. Officials have indicated that "every angle will be probed". One woman was killed and 14 others injured, two of them critically, when two low-intensity bombs exploded in two coaches of the Bangalore-Guwahati train at the Central Railway station here on May 1.

The blasts came two days after the arrest of a terror suspect hailing from Sri Lanka and believed to have links with Indian terror modules.


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