Coimbatore blast is failure of intelligence: Annamalai

Calling the Coimbatore car explosion as module of “ISIS suicide bomb attack,” state BJP leader K Annamalai on Tuesday said it’s a complete failure of the state government and the state police department’s surveillance mechanism.

“If the blast took place, it would have led to the dismissal of the government,” Annamalai told the reporters at the party headquarters and noted that he wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagging some of the crucial shortcomings in the state police’s approach in handling the case.

He, however, is not forthcoming to divulge the contents of the letter to the reporters.

He continued even after 48 hours, the state police maintain the suicide bomb attack as gas cylinder blast. The police have picked a total of 13 persons following the incident. It showed the arrest of five persons and not disclosing the details about the eight others.

He wondered why the police statement on the arrest of five did not have details on charges against them and what are the sections invoked against them.

He noted that police have confiscated 55 kg ammonium nitrate, potassium, sodium, fuse and wire from Mubin’s house.