Malappuram (Kerala), Nov 4: The tiol Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Kerala Police teams probing the November 1 Malappuram Collectorate bomb blast here, have got vital leads in the case, according to sources in the know of things.
A team of NIA officials on early Friday located a four-wheeler parked in the compound of a religious institution at Taliparambu, near Kannur which they believe was used by those behind the blast. The bomb, kept in a pressure cooker, was placed beside the vehicle of a state government official who had come for a routine meeting at the District Collectorate office. There were no casualties or damage in the incident. Soon after the blast took place, the police was able to recover a pen drive and a map of India kept in a box with a slip bearing the me ‘The Base Movement’. Meanwhile, a team of the Kerala Police officials reached the home of the banned organisation Al-Ummah chief Abu Bakr Siddique at gapattim in Tamil du as the police suspect that ‘The Base Movement’ is Al-Ummah’s new version. The probe teams have already identified that the same group of people is behind similar blasts that took place in Kollam, Nellore and Mysuru. (IANS)