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Karnataka govt to handover Mangalore blast case to NIA, recommends to conduct investigation under UAPA

In connection with the recent cooker explosion incident near Kankanadi in Mangalore, the state government has decided to transfer the further investigation to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

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The Karnataka government has decided to handover the Mangalore bomb blast case to the National Investigation Agency.

By India Today Web Desk: The Karnataka government has decided to handover the Mangalore bomb blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Also, the state government has recommended the investigative agency to conduct the investigation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Home Minister Shri Araga Gyanendra said, “Based on the evidence and other information collected during the preliminary investigation regarding the incident that took place in Kankanadi Police Station, the State Government has taken this decision and recommended conducting the investigation under the UAPA Act.”

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MANGALORE AUTO RICKSHAW BLAST

A 24-year-old Mohammed Shariq is the accused in the Mangaluru auto rickshaw blast. Shariq’s only aim was to explode the bomb in a crowded area in Mangalore. On November 10, Shariq went around Mangalore and planned everything minutely. He found out where to place the bomb and what kind of impact it would have.

Accordingly, he visited Mangalore on November 19. He took a bus from Mysore. He started walking towards Nagori and took an auto of Purushotham Poojary, asking him to drop him near Pumpwell. As the auto reached near Nagori around 4:20 pm, the bomb exploded in the auto, injuring both the auto driver and Shariq.

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