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.


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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  1. I
    Nov 3, 2016 at 2:52 am
    Hindus in other state should go Kerala to annihilate these Islamic terrorists
    1. R
      Nov 3, 2016 at 3:52 am
      we don't need you illiterate fools here we know how to deal with this
      1. N
        Nov 3, 2016 at 10:49 am
        Not even mention that the terror organization is a group of Indian Muslims. Why?
        1. K
          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.
          1. N
            Nov 3, 2016 at 7:27 am
            Keralites are commission agents take money even from Terrorist and let them do whatever they want....Rascals
            1. V
              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....?!
              1. R
                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!
              2. S
                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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