Islamic outfit owns up Mangaluru auto blast, says temple was target

A bit of-identified radical Islamic outfit has claimed duty for the Mangaluru autorickshaw blast and stated the target of the botched operation was a temple within the coastal metropolis, even because the Karnataka authorities formally handed over the investigation of the blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday.

Mangaluru police stated they’d examine the veracity of the be aware despatched by Islamic Resistance Council (IRC). ADGP (regulation and order) Alok Kumar stated the probe would additionally cowl the actions and antecedents of the alleged organisation.

State dwelling minister Araga Jnanendra, in the meantime, issued a press release saying the federal government had written to the Union dwelling ministry recommending an NIA investigation. State DGP&IG Praveen Sood had stated the NIA and different central companies have been working with state police on the case from day one.

In Mangaluru, police refused to substantiate or touch upon whether or not the accused had needed to target locations of worship within the metropolis.

On November 19, an explosion occurred in an autorickshaw, leaving the passenger, recognized as Mohammed Shariq (24), a key suspect within the case, and its driver with burns. They are being handled at a hospital in Mangaluru.

The IRC’s be aware claimed Shariq had tried to assault “a temple in Kadri”, and that it (the operation) “was still a success”. It stated they have been compelled into “the path of resistance by oppressive laws and legislation (which seek) to suppress us and interfere in our religion”.

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