Al-Umma suspects procured explosives from Nellai

One of them had stocked up the explosives for nearly six months before handing it over to others in the terror network.

Chennai: The two sympathisers of Al-Umma, a banned terror outfit in Tamil Nadu, arrested by Karnataka police near Chennai on Tuesday in connection with
April 2013 blast at BJP office in Bengaluru, had helped the conspirators in procuring 5 kg of explosives from Tirunelveli, planted later in BJP office, sources here said.

Sleuths from Bengaluru police arrested a Syed Ali and Jahan Aseer in connection with the case of triggering the bomb blast three years ago near BJP office at Malleshwaram on Tuesday. “Syed Ali had kept the explosive materials with him for nearly six months before handing it over to Jahan, who later handed it over to others in the terror network,” a police source here said on Wednesday.
The two were involved in procuring and safekeeping the explosives. In July 2013 police had seized 17.5 kg of explosives from a house in Melapalayam, Tirunelveli and arrested five persons.

It appears that Syed, arrested on Tuesday by Bengaluru police, had procured the explosives from them a few months earlier and handed over to Jahan. The explosives finally reached Bengaluru BJP office on April 17, 2013, where the suspects had triggered the blast.

So far, Bengaluru police had arrested 13 people, including Police Fakruddin, Bilal Malik and Panna Ismail from Tamil Nadu for the BJP office blast, which injured over 15 people besides damaging 23 vehicles and over 50 buildings. At the time of arrest of five people in Melapalyam, the suspects had disclosed that 17.5 kg of explosives was taken by Police Fakruddin. The explosives were later seized from his house in Puttur, AP, when TN police arrested Fakruddin, Bilal Malik and Panna Ismail in October 2013.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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