Tamil Nadu ‘suicide bomber’ planned to hit temple, homes: NIA sleuths | India News
A witness told police that the car blew up shortly after Jameesha Mubin, whom the NIA questioned in 2019, stopped in front of the Sangameswara temple in Kottaimedu at 4 a.m. Diwali-night. He got out of the vehicle covered in flames before falling to the ground a few feet away, a source told the investigation citing witnesses as saying. The body was charred before anyone nearby, including the police at the nearby checkpoint, had time to react.
A series of houses along the road leading to the temple could have been affected if the explosion was caused by one of them LPG gas cylinders in the vehicle, occurred in the manner planned, investigators said.
The theory they put forward was that Mubin was radicalized after being exposed to IS material, but had no training in terror tactics. Whatever he knows about explosive disposal is by reading the material available on the internet about bomb making.
Based on the interrogation of six alleged IS sympathizers arrested in the case so far, Mubin thinks his suicide bombing mission would devastate an area with a radius of 50 to 100 meters. , including the temple and several residential buildings in the vicinity.
Late Saturday, Mubin and two alleged accomplices – Mohammed Azarudheen and K Afsar Khan – placed three steel drums stuffed with potassium nitrate, aluminum powder, sulfur, charcoal, nails and ball bearings in the vehicle along with two tanks. LPG. CCTV camera An official said the action was captured on camera.
Footage from other cameras purportedly shows the movements of Mubin and his alleged accomplices before the explosion.
The trio recreated the Koniamman temple on Big Bazaar Street as well as the Puliyakulam Mundhi Vinayagar temple, the official said.
Mubin and the arrested duo also went to an LPG reservation center at Gandhi Park, where they purchased two tanks found in the damaged vehicle. The booking center has invoiced against their purchase. The trio then visit Lermanentpet’s old market, where they buy him three steel drums. Former NIA officer Sivakumar. A source said: “The former NIA official questioned Mubin in 2019 about his suspected links to extremists. “He initiated a search of Mubin’s home, which resulted in the seizure of 75kg of a mixture of materials used to make explosives.”