Chennai News Live Updates: One more person held in Coimbatore explosion case – The Indian Express

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Six persons have been arrested and charged under UAPA. (PTI)

Chennai News Live Updates, 27 October 2022: Police on Thursday arrested one more person in connection with the car explosion case here, taking the total number to six. The arrested man-Afsar Khan-, a local resident, had reportedly played a major role in sourcing explosive materials seized from the house of Jamesha Mubin, the victim in the car explosion here on October 23, on the eve of Deepavali. The 28-year old Khan is a relative of Mubin and had helped purchase a large quantity of explosive materials from e-commerce platforms, police said. Khan fell in the police dragnet after he was questioned on suspicion for more than five hours and a search of his house which led to the seizure of a laptop on Wednesday, which was sent to cyber analysis.

A day after invoking the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday decided to seek an NIA probe into the LPG cylinder blast inside a vehicle, near a temple in Coimbatore, early on Sunday. An engineering graduate, identified as Jameesha Mubin, 25, who was in the vehicle, was killed in the blast. In 2019, Mubin was “examined” by the NIA for suspected ties to a radical network linked to Zahran Hashim, alleged mastermind of the 2019 Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka.

If cabs, autos or other similar contract carriages refuse to carry passengers, these would attract a fine between Rs 50 and Rs 500, according to the Tamil Nadu Government’s revised spot fines in pursuance of the amendment by the Centre for traffic violations coming into effect from Wednesday. As per the new provisions, if motorists refuse to leave the way for emergency vehicles such as ambulances or fire tenders, they will have to pay a penalty of Rs 10,000. A fine of Rs 2,000 will be collected from motorists if they are found disobedient to the orders of the authority.

Chennai News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu govt seeks NIA probe in the cylinder blast near Coimbatore temple