Coimbatore car blast | Police grill two in Tirunelveli district

A leader of the outfit named ‘Islamiya Prachara Peravai’ was among the two questioned by the Tamil Nadu police

October 27, 2022 06:02 pm | Updated October 28, 2022 01:07 pm IST - TIRUNELVELI

Forensic team inspecting the ruins of the car which was gutted following an explosion in front of Kottai Eswaran Kovil in Coimbatore early on October 23, 2022. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Forensic team inspecting the ruins of the car which was gutted following an explosion in front of Kottai Eswaran Kovil in Coimbatore early on October 23, 2022. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

A day after the Tamil Nadu government has recommended a probe by the National Investigation Agency into the recent Coimbatore car blast, a team of Tamil Nadu police questioned two persons in Ervadi and Melapalayam in Tirunelveli district on Thursday.

While a police team questioned Abdul Khader Manpai of Ervadi, who is the State general secretary of ‘Islamiya Prachara Peravai’, at his house, another police team grilled Mohammed Hussein Manpai of Melapalayam.

The team that questioned Mohammed Hussein at his house at A.K. Garden in Melapalayam included Inspectors Ravindran and Samson Jebaraj. A strong police force was deployed around his house to keep others away.

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Mohammed Hussein, who is also associated with ‘Islamiya Prachara Peravai’, had served in a mosque in Coimbatore for a while, and is now running a travel agency and catering unit.

“With the information extracted from the associates of Jamesha Mubin, the suspected mastermind who was killed in the blast, Abdul Khader and Mohammed Hussein are being questioned,” a police officer said.

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