Coimbatore blast: Five more arrested by TN cops

Coimbatore city police arrested five people after a 29-year-old man was killed in a car explosion in front of a temple in the city on Sunday.

Those who were arrested on Monday have been identified as Mohammed Talka, Mohammed Azarudeen, Mohammed Riyas, Feroz Ismail, and Mohammed Navaz Ismail, the police official said.

While the police said the blast was possibly triggered by an LPG cylinder in the vehicle, a search at the residence of the deceased, led to the detection of a huge quantum of explosive materials. The deceased was identified as Jamesa Mubin, a resident of Ukkadam.

Meanwhile, DGP Sylendra Babu, ADGP Thamarai Kannan, Intelligence IG Senthil Velan, and Special Investigation Division SP Stephen Jesupatham rushed to Coimbatore from Chennai and investigated on the spot. DGP Sylendra Babu said that the probe had been begun and an investigation was underway.

While speaking with the media persons, DGP Sylendra Babu said, “During the search at Jamesa Mubin’s residence in the Kottaimedu area in Ukkadam, we have recovered chemicals like Potassium nitrate, aluminium, and sulfur, which are used to make crude bombs. We have also recovered nails and ball bearing from the spot where the explosion happened. He is not affiliated with any Organizations. There is no case against the deceased person, but he has links with a few people under NIA’s radar. We have identified the source of the cylinders and the car. This could not be a suicide attack. The explosion happened when the nails and bail bearing were in the car. Chemicals were in his home. We are going through his call history and inquiry the people who were in touch with him”.