Chennai News Live Updates, 28 October 2022: Lok Sabha MP and DMK leader Kanimozhi Thursday issued an apology after a party functionary made a derogatory remark against women BJP leaders, prompting an angry reaction from actor-politician Khushbu Sundar. DMK functionary Saidai Sadiq had called BJP leaders Gayathri Raghuram, Namitha and Gautami “items”, and mocked Khushbu. He added that unlike the DMK, BJP depended on the “actresses” to make inroads into Tamil Nadu.
A war of words began on Thursday between BJP and DMK, which leads the ruling alliance in the state, over the blast and seizure of explosives. While state BJP president K Annamalai alleged that the state government was caught “napping” despite being given a “specific threat alert”, state minister and senior DMK leader Senthil Balaji wondered how Annamalai knew “details” of the incident even before the police had them. He said the BJP leader should be interrogated by NIA. The BJP has called a dawn-to-dusk bandh in Coimbatore city on October 31 to protest what it calls is the state government’s careless in the probe
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.
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