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Coimbatore blast : TN police question ‘Islamiya Prachara Peravai’ leaders at Ervadi

Chennai, Oct 28 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu police sleuths have questioned two leaders of a little-known organization ‘ Islamiya Prachara Peravai’ at Ervadi in Ramanathapuram district. The questioning which commenced on Thursday evening is continuing now. Abdul Khader a leader of the ‘Islamiya Prachara Peravai’ and another person Mohammed Hussein Manpai.

Abdul Khader is the state general secretary of ‘Islamiya Prachara Peravai’.

Mohammed Hussein, according to Tamil Nadu police officers is now running a travel agency and a catering unit. However, he was associated with the organization while Abdul Khader is a full-time activist of ‘Islamiya Prachara Peravai’.

Sources in the Tamil Nadu police told BPNS that the police team has zeroed in on these two people after questioning the six arrested who are the associates of the deceased Jameesha Mubin.

The Coimbatore City Police commissioner, V. Balakrishna has already told media persons that the deceased Mubin and his associates were planning for a major attack in Coimbatore city causing many deaths and destruction of key installations including Railway station and District collectorate in Coimbatore.

It may be noted that Coimbatore is a sensitive area after the serial bomb blasts of February 14, 1998, in which 56 people lost their lives and 200  injured. The city had also witnessed many communal clashes in the last few years.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has already taken over the case and Tamil Nadu police are extending its support to the sleuths of the NIA.