Chennai, Tamil Nadu Live News Updates: UAPA invoked against five accused arrested in connection with LPG cylinder explosion in Coimbatore – The Indian Express

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Emergency services personnel at the site after an LPG cylinder exploded inside a car, in Coimbatore on October 23. (PTI)

Chennai News Live Updates, October 25: The Tamil Nadu police has arrested five persons in connection with the LPG cylinder blast incident near a temple in Coimbatore’s Ukkadam on Sunday. The police identified the accused as Mohammad Thalka (25), Mohammad Asarudheen (25) of Ukkadam, and Mohammad Riyaz (27), Feroz Ismail (27) and Mohammad Navaz Ismail (27) of GM Nagar.

On Monday, the police intensified its investigation into the incident, even as CCTV footage showed a group of men carrying a gunny bag from the house of Jemisha Mubeen, the youth who was killed in the blast. State Director General of Police C Sylendra Babu had on Sunday said that “low-intensive” explosive material including potassium nitrate, used in making country bombs, were recovered from the house of Mubeen.

The Indian Express has reported that Mubeen was questioned by the National Investigation Agency in 2019 for his ties to a radical network related to Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka. The death of Jameesha Mubin caused by an LPG cylinder blast on board a car has now sparked an investigation into a possible terror plot angle.

In other news, the Tamil Nadu Marine Police has registered a case against Naval personnel in connection with a fisherman sustaining injuries after “warning shots” were fired at him, an official said here on Saturday. The FIR has been registered in Nagapattinam district by the marine police against Naval personnel for offences including causing grievous injuries, the official said. Reportedly, the personnel face charges like attempt to murder as well. The fisherman sustained bullet injuries on October 21 when the Navy fired “warning shots” in mid-sea and Chief Minister M K Stalin sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to prevent such incidents.

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