CM Stalin conducts meeting to review law & order situation after Coimbatore car explosion
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin conducted a meeting with officials regarding the law and order situation after a car bomb exploded in Coimbatore on Sunday. Orders were issued to create a special force to avert such incidents in the future.
CM Stalin conducts a review meeting after the Coimbatore car explosion.
By Pramod Madhav: Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin conducted a meeting on the law-and-order situation in the state, three days after a car bomb exploded in Coimbatore on Sunday. The chief minister enquired about the current status of the investigation and ordered the police to provide necessary security measures.
A decision was also reportedly taken to recommend an NIA probe into the case, considering the possible involvement of foreign entities. CM Stalin also ordered them to create police stations in Karumbu Kalai, Sundarapuram and Kavundampalayam areas.
Orders have also been issued to create a special force to avert any such incident in the future, including the setting up of high-tech cameras for surveillance.
Additional officers will also be included in the State Intelligence department.
The chief minister ordered officials to provide adequate protection for those who provide micro-level information about people who are involved in such activities or those in connection with them.
CAR EXPLOSION ROCKS COIMBATORE
A cylinder exploded inside a car in Coimbatore on Sunday. A 25-year-old man, identified as Jameza Mubin was killed in the explosion. The explosion occurred near the Kottai Eswaran temple in Coimbatore’s Kottaimedu at 4.30 am, shocking residents of the area.
Later in the evening, state DGP Sylendra Babu revealed a shocking twist by stating that the incident was a terror plot.
“We found nails and marble balls in the blast area. Upon searching his home, chemicals used for low intense explosion like potassium nitrate, aluminium powder, charcoal and sulphur which can be used for making country bombs were seized”, stated Sylendra Babu.
Police said that upon seeing a police check post, Mubeen tried to slow down his car, but the trigger went off prematurely before he could reach his target.
FIVE MEN ARRESTED
Based on CCTV footage from outside Mubeen’s house, police arrested five men, identified as Muhammad Talka, Muhammed Azharuddin, Muhammed Riyaz, Firoze Ismail and Muhammed Nawaz Ismail in connection with the incident.
They were booked under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Officials stated that they were earlier questioned by the NIA in 2019.