Coimbatore cylinder blast: 5 detained, police intensifies investigation

25 October, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

Coimbatore cylinder blast 5 detained police intensifies investigation Top News

According to police, the suspects were apprehended based on CCTV video of five persons allegedly removing a gunny bag from Mubin's residence about 11.25 p.m. on Saturday.

On Monday, October 24, Tamil Nadu police detained five suspects in connection with a vehicle explosion in Coimbatore’s Ukkadam on Sunday. Mohammad Thalka (25), Mohammad Asarudheen (25) of Ukkadam; Mohammad Riyaz (27), Feroz Ismail (27) and Mohammad Navaz Ismail (27) of GM Nagar were identified as the accused.

Police revealed that the suspects were loading items into the car with the dead, Jamesha Mubeen. On October 24, Tamil Nadu police stepped up their probe into the city vehicle explosion, despite CCTV evidence showing a group of men taking a gunny bag from the residence of Jemesha Mubeen, who was killed in the blast.

According to police, the suspects were apprehended based on CCTV video near the residence that showed five persons allegedly removing a gunny bag from Mubin’s house about 11.25 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. C Sylendra Babu, the state director general of police, stated that “low-intensive” explosive material, including potassium nitrate, used in the manufacture of country bombs, was seized from Mubeen’s home.

The event occurred about 4 a.m. near Ukkadam’s Kottai Eswaran temple. On October 23, Mubeen was burnt to death when a gas cylinder in the automobile in which he was travelling burst. The DGP previously said that nails, marbles, and other things were discovered in the car. Six special teams were assembled to look into the matter.

Ukkadam, in central Coimbatore, is a socially sensitive neighbourhood. Following the explosion, all stores around Kottai Eswaran Temple were shuttered, and police roped off the whole area. To avert any adverse situations, police stationed a huge number of cops in Ukkadam and surrounding regions.