Suspected Lashkar operative T. Nazir has confessed that he had plotted the 2006 twin bomb blasts in two bus stations here, a senior official of NIA team, probing terror related cases in Kerala, said.

Nazir, being interrogated by NIA, had admitted that he had masterminded the twin blasts at KSRTC and private bus stations here on March 3, 2006 that left two persons injured, the official told PTI over phone from Kannur.

The ultra was taken to various localities in Kannur including Camp Bazar and Thekki Bazar, where he confessed to have devised the bombs and Payyambalam and Maidanapally beaches where he had tested the explosives.

NIA had on Wednesday gathered information here by taking him to the two bus stations.

“Presently we are focussing our investigation into the Kozhikode blasts and the interrogation of the ultra is going on,” the official said.

Nazir, described as the South India Commander of the LeT outfit, is said to have masterminded a well-orchestrated recruitment drive of Muslim youths to the outfit.

He had also plotted the burning of a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus at Kalamassery near Kochi in 2005 allegedly to protest continued detention of Peoples Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Madani in a Coimbatore jail in connection with the 1998 serial blasts there.