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Coimbatore Car blast : NIA brings accused to Coimbatore, conduct search

Chennai, Jan 11 (BPNS)

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials who are probing the Coimbatore car blast case in which an Islamic terror operative, Jameesha Mubin (29) was charred to death, have brought his co-accused to Coimbatore from Chennai where they were interrogated for the past few days.

BPNS had reported on Tuesday that six of the accused are in the NIA custody at Chennai and would be brought back. On Tuesday night four of the accused, Mohammed Riyas (27), Mohammed Nawaz Ismail ( 25), Sanofar Ali (28 ) and Mohammed Thoufeek (25) were brought to Coimbatore on Tuesday night.

Sources in the NIA told that the youths were brought to the residence where the deceased Jameesha Mubin stayed along with his family. Two days before the blast, Mubin had sent his family to her fathers house. Coimbatore police and NIA sleuths had while scanning through the CCTV camera had found suspicious movement on the road leading to Mubin’s house. The visuals had also shown a few people carrying heavy sacks to the car which Jameesha Mubin was driving. It may be noted that on the Deepavali eve, October 23- the car blasted near the Sangameswar temple in Ukkadam and Jameesha Mubin was charred to death.

A police search at the residence of Mubin on the next day after the suicide bombing incident had unearthed large quantities of bomb making objects like Pottasium Nitrate, Charcoal, Aluminum powder and Sulphur.

The NIA team was interrogating Mohammed Riyas, Mohammed Nawas Ali, Sanofar Ali and Mohammed Thoufeek, Mohammed Thalha, and Syed Hidayathullah for the past few days at Chennai. It may be noted that Mohammed Thalha is the nephew of dreaded Islamist,S.A. Basha, convicted in the 1998 Coimbatore blast case and is also the founder of Al Umma which has since been banned.