CBI Suspects that blasts were aimed at Narendra Modi, scheduled to address meetings in Nellore and Madanapalli today
चेन्नई Chennai (MAS): Intelligence Bureau officials from Chennai are not ruling out the role of Al-Ummah’s hand in the twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati train. The sources in the IB stated that earlier in July 2013, Al-Ummah had threatened to blow up the Vriddhachalam railway station and also Passenger trains in Tamil Nadu for release of those arrested in Pipe Bombs explosions during the rally of L.K.Advani in Coimbatore during 1998, and as a revenge against the carnage in Gujarat after the burning of Sabarmati Express by the Godhra Muslims.
BJP is in coalition Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh in the 2014 General Elections could be the real target and since that the elections across South India were over except in poll-bound residual Andhra, the Intelligence Bureau suspects the real target of the two bombs that exploded in Chennai Central railway station early today could be BJP-TDP political rallies in Andhra Pradesh before the poling date. “Except Seemandhra, Lok Sabha elections in the entire South India is over. The bombs exploded in two compartments of a train that travels through the area where elections are yet to be held. We are not sure, but there is a possibility…, blasts could have been aimed at Narendra Modi, scheduled to address meetings in Nellore and Madanapalli on Thursday” a Home Ministry official told. “Modi is addressing meetings in Andhra Pradesh today and the Guwahati Express was to go through these areas. This should also be taken into consideration while looking into this blasts,” said the official. He also mentioned that in the recent past there seems to be exodus in the movements of Islamic terrorists particularly in the remote Andhra villages and towns, and the classic example being capture of deadly terrorists in Madanapally town in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh. These terrorists revealed that they are targeting Narendra Modi and those opposing building up of an Islamic University in the temple town of Tirupati.
The train is said to have been late by at least two hours when it arrived in Chennai Thursday morning. Supposing the blasts were triggered by a timer device, then actually the explosion could have taken place somewhere in the coastal region of southern Andhra Pradesh. The scheduled stops of the express train in Andhra Pradesh are Ongole, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Vishakapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Palasa – all located in Seemandhra region where polling is slated next Wednesday.
After Chennai, the next stop of the train was Ongole in Andhra Pradesh.
A woman was killed and 14 others injured, two of them critically, when two bombs exploded in a span of five minutes on two coaches of the Bangalore-Guwahati train at the busy Chennai Central Railway station.
This was perhaps for the first time in years that bombs were exploded in Chennai.
The last major explosion took place in Tamil Nadu was in 1998 when 12 bombs burst in different places in Coimbatore killing nearly 60 people and injuring over 200 others.
The Tamil Nadu government ordered a probe by its special CB-CID wing as police detained a suspect in connection with the blasts.