Mangaluru blasts: Islamic Resistance Council takes responsibility, police investigation begins


Probe continues in Mangaluru blasts
Islamic Resistance Council took responsibility
Agencies alerted on information, top officers are silent

Bangalore. Almost unknowingly, the organization ‘Islamic Resistance Council’ (IRC) is reported to have claimed responsibility for the Mangaluru blasts on November 19. The IRC is also reported to have said that its ‘Mujahid brother Mohammad Shariq’ had tried to attack ‘a Hindu temple in Kadri’. Police (Karnataka Police) sources said that they are verifying the source of this information, while top police officers are silent.

The message circulated on social media read, “We from Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) would like to convey the message – One of our Mujahid brothers, Mohammad Shariq, attempted to attack a Hindu temple at Kadri, a stronghold of saffron terrorists in Mangaluru (in Dakshina Kannada district).” Of. It further added, “Though the operation was not successful, we consider it successful from a strategic point of view as despite being chased by state and central intelligence agencies, Bhai managed to evade them and prepare for the attack.” And executed it.

Sharik was scorched by the pressure cooker bomb blast

On November 19, Sharik, a 24-year-old resident of Tirthahalli in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, was traveling in an autorickshaw carrying a pressure cooker bomb fitted with a detonator, wire and battery when it exploded. He got scorched in this blast and his treatment is going on in the city hospital. The auto driver was also injured in the blast. The police have termed the blast as a terrorist incident.

Shimoga case investigation with NIA

Karnataka’s Additional Director General of Police Alok Kumar told News18 that the phosphorus used in the Shimoga case too was obtained from matchsticks. Significantly, there was an explosion in the month of September this year near the Tungabhadra river in Shimoga. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the Shimoga case. In this case, 21-year-old electrical engineer Syed Yasin and 22-year-old engineering student Maj Munir have been arrested. According to the Karnataka Police, Shariq’s main handler is Abdul Matin Taha. He lives in Dubai. ADGP Kumar said that Taha al-Hind is a suspected accused in the ISIS Bangalore case. In the year 2020, the NIA raided his house in Tirthahalli. There is a reward of three lakh rupees on him.

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