Chennai train blasts: Motive to avenge killing Muslim migrants in Assam
Chennai, May 30: A special investigating team from Chennai will approach the court in Madhya Pradesh seeking custody of three persons alleged to be involved in the Chennai Central twin blasts.
The blasts that took place on May 1 2014 killed one and injured five others.
Three persons, Zakir, Sheik Mehboob and Amjad Khan are currently in the custody of the MP police.
When they were arrested in Odisha, a team from Chennai had questioned them and they are said to have confessed to the crime.
The investigations being conducted into the case have revealed that the target was the people of Assam.
The bomb was planted when the train left Bengaluru. However the timer was not set right and it exploded in Chennai.
During the investigations it was learnt that the target were the people of Assam who travel in large numbers on this train.
The accused had told the police that the blasts were meant to avenge the killing of Muslim migrants in Assam at the hands of the Bodo militants.
They further said that the timer had not been set right as a result of which the bomb took off at the wrong place.
The idea was to time the bomb to explode as it was reaching Assam. However a faulty timer which gave them a limitation of only 12 hours led to the bomb exploding at the wrong place, the investigators also learnt.
The Chennai police team will seek the custody of the three persons. If permission is granted they will be brought to Chennai and questioned in connection with the case. The three operatives are alleged members of the SIMI.