Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on Friday said the discovery of a crude, but potent bomb on the railway track near Velloor in Kottayam on Thursday could not be dismissed as a simple case of scaremongering.
Speaking to journalists at the police headquarters here, Mr. Radhakrishnan said it was too early in the stage of investigation to state whether the crime was the handiwork of mischief makers or other criminal elements, including radical groups.
The police were examining the nature and grade of the explosive and how the device was rigged. They were comparing the device with crude explosives recovered earlier. Earlier, the Home Minister released a collection of essays on democratic policing. State police Chief Jacob Punnose and Inspector General of Police B. Sandhya edited the journal.