Central intelligence agencies are investigating the case as south Indian states have been on high alert ever since the Sri Lankan bomb blasts.
Kollam: Kerala police seized a car spotted with a sticker bearing the image of terrorist Osama Bin Laden on Thursday. The car which was travelling with a West Bengal registration plate is owned by a Kollam native. The Honda Accord car with the registration number WB 6 8451 carrying the sticker of the terrorist Osama Bin Laden had three passengers in it.
All three passengers in the car were taken into custody. The passengers of the car were later released on bail. The car owner said to police that he bought the vehicle in West Bengal a year ago.
Meanwhile, central intelligence agencies are investigating the case as the south Indian states have seen tighter security, owing to the probability of a terror attack in the area. The Kerala DGP said that the state police has been on high alert ever since the Sri Lanka blasts.
On April 29 the National Investigation Agency arrested a Palakkad native, for allegedly planning a suicide bombing in Kerala. The accused, Aboobacker Siddique, confirmed the NIA’s suspicion when he confessed that he intended to carry out a suicide bombing in Kerala.
According to sources, Siddique had been watching videos and listening to speeches of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind behind the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka. On April 28, the NIA had conducted a raid at Siddique's house in Palakkad and Ahamed Arafat's house in Kasaragod.
The 29-year-old man confessed to police that he had obtained advice from Syria and Afghanistan to plan an attack in Kerala on the New Year’s Day. He was planning to attack Kochi, as it is one of the leading tourist destinations in Kerala.
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Last Updated May 3, 2019, 3:28 PM IST