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Coimbatore: Anti-terrorism law UAPA applied in case of car blast that killed 1

After the incident, the police seized a substance like potassium nitrate, which is used to make homemade bombs.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The police have registered a case under the UAPA in the case of the explosion in Coimbatore on Sunday. The police arrested 5 people in this case. It was done. After the incident, the police seized a substance like potassium nitrate, which is used to make homemade bombs.

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According to a statement released, a case has been registered in the Ukkadam police station in connection with the incident. It has been informed that five people have been arrested in the case, who have been identified as Muhammad Talka, Muhammad Azharuddin, Muhammad Riaz, Firoz Ismail and Muhammad Nawaz Ismail. According to the police, all the accused are between 20 and 30 years old.

It should be noted that the police are interrogating seven people in this series. An auto-rickshaw driver from Coonoor in the nearby Nilgiri district has been brought here for questioning based on a mobile phone signal being found at the blast site. The police said that this person, a resident of Ottupattarai in Coonoor, had been living there for the past four months. The DGP had earlier said that on Sunday, Mubin died due to gas cylinder explosion in the car. He said that nails, stones and some other items were also found in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, Interim General Secretary of AIADMK and Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami has demanded an independent investigation into the matter, so that it can be ascertained whether the incident was an accident or a conspiracy. Palaniswami asked Chief Minister MK Stalin what he had to say about the explosion. Stalin also has a home department.

In a statement, he alleged, ‘When the DMK is in power in Tamil Nadu, bomb blasts are becoming a regular occurrence.” He demanded that the police should investigate the case without any political pressure to find out whether it was an accident or conspiracy and whether there was any anti-social element involved.

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