Kerala blast: Pen drive reveals more strike plans, photos of PM, other politicians, say Cops

A pen drive recovered from the blast site also contains images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other politicians, which, police sources said, could be an indication that they could be targeted.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: November 3, 2016 6:30 am

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A day after a low-intensity blast on the premises of the judicial magistrate court in Malappuram, north Kerala, the police on Wednesday said ‘Base Movement’, the outfit suspected to have carried out the blast, has threatened to strike again elsewhere in the country.

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A pen drive recovered from the blast site also contains images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other politicians, which, police sources said, could be an indication that they could be targeted. Three cars were damaged in Tuesday’s blast; no one was injured. A box referring to ‘Base Movement’ was recovered from the site. Base Movement is suspected to be a regrouping of Al Ummah, a Tamil Nadu-based terror outfit.

READ | Blast at Kerala court, hunt on for ‘Base Movement’

Thrissur range Inspector-General M R Ajith Kumar said the police have found similarity between Tuesday’s Malappuram blast and the blasts earlier in Kollam, Mysuru and Chittoor. “We suspect the same group was behind all these blasts, and the one in Malappuram,” I-G Kumar said. “The pen drive recovered from the blast site has given details about previous operations.” There are indications that the group would strike again, he added.

All these are low to medium-intensity blasts carried out this year on court premises and some of the incidents have resulted in minor injuries but there have been no major casualties. Going by the nature of all these blasts, it can be assumed that they were meant to warn the public, Kumar said. The explosions have taken place in public places that do not come under close security surveillance, the I-G added.

Deputy Superintendent of Police V T Balan, another investigating officer, said an NIA team had visited the blast site and had later held discussions with the police team, PTI reported. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan today said the blast was an effort to harm peaceful atmosphere of the state. “Only a comprehensive probe will bring clarity on reasons behind the explosion,” he said.

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First Published on: November 3, 2016 2:02 am
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    IslamForFoools
    Nov 3, 2016 at 2:52 am
    Hindus in other state should go Kerala to annihilate these Islamic terrorists
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      ranjith
      Nov 3, 2016 at 3:52 am
      we don't need you illiterate fools here we know how to deal with this
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        Nija
        Nov 3, 2016 at 10:49 am
        Not even mention that the terror organization is a group of Indian Muslims. Why?
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          kvl
          Nov 3, 2016 at 5:01 am
          Political leaders of congi, cpi aap will not condemn but accuses innocent muslim youth are put in jai. One Hyderabad leader always quotes the same slogan .though it is glaring proof that mostly criminals or killers are of that religion they will not accept and try to mend the ways of misguided youth but defends them.That is why there is no change and progress like studies, self employment etc.They cite Adithyanath, or sadhvi always in return but how many they killed or bombed we want to know. Time for leaders to mend their ways also.
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            Nazeeruddin
            Nov 3, 2016 at 7:27 am
            Keralites are commission agents take money even from Terrorist and let them do whatever they want....Rascals
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              Vihari Naidu
              Nov 3, 2016 at 5:38 am
              Which ic terrorist organization leaves pendrives at blast sites giving clues as to what their next target would be....?!
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                Rahul
                Nov 3, 2016 at 4:06 am
                Likes of you, pretentious fools, have been "dealing" with it for centuries now...marrying of daughters to trading arabs. Spineless cowards!
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                  Sreeraj
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 6:19 am
                  Nice Reply Rahul :) The s in Kerala are living in a fools paradise. They are educated but only for their bread and butter. The community is still narrow minded and are still living in the pre historic ages. The only people who bring good to Kerala are the people who leave Kerala and work in other states or work abroad. Once they leave Kerala they are in an open minded society and hence grow. Kerala is a beautiful place but full of narrow minded oaf's
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                    Sreeraj
                    Nov 3, 2016 at 6:13 am
                    The motive of Terrorists is to create Chaos, Confusion And Terror, they are not petty criminals like pickpockets and small time robbers who steal for their daily food Neither are these terrorists like professional criminals who do murders and leave no evidence. The Basic motive of terrorists is to create terror and they want to challenge the community that is why they leave possible targets and also show their ideny
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                      sahil
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 8:43 am
                      people of kerala must be rueing giving even that 1 seat to the jhandelwalan brigade, now they have gone berserk with their divisive plans and methods.
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                        sandan
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 11:14 am
                        only when vote bank politics ends, we will see any improvement in the security. otherwise, india will be a vulnerable target for these terrorist activites. lt;br/gt;gt;Political parties should have the guts to condemn the terrorism unfold by so called "Peaceful Religion of the world" lt;br/gt;gt; stop working against hinduslt;br/gt;gt; Work really for upliftment of downtrodden people
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                          roy
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 6:09 am
                          Six muslims were convicted Bulandsahar rape case. there is no hue and cry. If the rape was committed by hindus definitely Rahul hi visit their house and make it communal.
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                            Kranti
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 10:51 am
                            Is there peace and tolerance wherever Muslims live? Look what Indian Muslims made of Pak- after getting rid of Hindus. Do Indian Muslims want the same?
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                              Vedic_Citizen
                              Nov 3, 2016 at 2:06 am
                              Malappuram is capital of Somalia of east.lt;br/gt;It was in this land abduction, forced conversion and genocide were carried out in 192I (mapplia lahala) in an attempt to create Caliphate. What ISIS does today is just a replay of that Jihadh
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                                subraman
                                Nov 3, 2016 at 11:28 am
                                Don't worry dear terrorists. Rahul, Kejriwal will come charging on their white SUVs to help you. They need your votes
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                                  Curious onlooker
                                  Nov 3, 2016 at 8:39 am
                                  There was harmony and peace among all communities in Kerala until BJP introduced its ugly communal apartheid in the State. That noxious mentality needs to be exorcised from Kerala.
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                                    vish
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 4:24 am
                                    In spite of all the evidences and Muslim fundamentalist war against India , no political party and the community spiritual leader come forward to condemn such dastardly act.Why this community believes in violence and killing ?on the top of it NHR and others say that this community people are more in jains than the potion %age.What a shame and misleading statistics,how the criminals will also be in proportion to the potion like reservationstead of making social changes,progressiveness and avoiding hatred this community wants to fight 1000 years war in India against their own fellow citizens, what a shame .
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                                      Vns
                                      Nov 3, 2016 at 12:43 am
                                      Please kill these animals in encounter or otherwise but please kill them like you kill a mad dog.
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                                        VS
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 10:58 am
                                        nonsense man
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                                          Augustus
                                          Nov 3, 2016 at 9:40 am
                                          Amma Terror is the new thing in Tamil Nadu
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