To collect evidence in connection with the Kozhikode twin blasts case
KANNUR: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday took suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Thadiyantavide Nazir to difference places in the district to collect evidence in connection with the investigation in the Kozhikode twin blasts case of 2006.
Nazir, prime accused in the case, was taken to difference places after he was brought here from Kozhikode around noon by the NIA team headed by Superintendent of Police T.K. Rajmohan. The police escorted him to the places as a sequel to the evidence collection exercise completed in Kozhikode on Tuesday. According to the investigators, Nazir and his associates had hatched the conspiracy for the twin blasts in Kannur.
After interrogating him at the Police Club here, Nazir was taken to a room at Anakkulam where the bombs used for the blasts had been made, Maidanappally and Payyambalam where the bombs had been tested, a madrassa at Chalad where the explosive devices had been allegedly kept and a shop from where some of the materials for making the devices had been purchased.
It was the second time Nazir, who is hailing from here and is believed to have connections with LeT and the Indian Mujahideen, was brought here for evidence gathering in a terror-related case. Earlier in December last, the Bangalore police had taken him to different places here to unearth evidence in the Bangalore blasts case. Nazir and his associate Shafas Shamsuddin had been handed over to the Bangalore police after their arrest from the Bangladesh border. They have now been transferred to the custody of the NIA for the probe in the Kozhikode blasts case.