TN government recommends to shift Coimbatore blast to NIA

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday decided to recommend the Union government to shift the Coimbatore car blast case to National Investigation Agency (NIA). The decision to shift the case was taken in a meeting on law and order chaired by Chief Minister MK Stalin, at the Secretariat.

“Since there are chances of the investigation in such cases leading to links in other states and outside the country, it was decided in the meeting that the state government will send recommendations to the union government to handover the (Coimbatore car blast) case to NIA,” the State government said in a press communique.

Following the explosion of a LPG enhanced blast inside a car in Ukkadam in Coimbatore on October 23, five persons were arrested under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and investigation is still going on.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister held a meeting on the law and order situation in the State with top officials of the government including Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu, Home Secretary Phanindra Reddy, DGP C Sylendra Babu, ADGP (Intelligence) S Davidson Devasirvatham and obtained information from the officials about the current status of ongoing investigation in the Coimbatore incident and the security measures taken by the police department in Coimbatore. The Chief Minister had also directed the officials to ensure security in Coimbatore.