Kochi: The Coimbatore blast case may be probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as the state government has taken a decision in this regard, media reports said.
A High level meeting chaired by Chief Minister M K Stalin on
Wednesday took the decision in this regard. The meeting decided to form a special force to fight terror activities and enhance surveillance system in vulnerable cities. It also decided to augment intelligence collection and set up three new police stations in Karumbu Kadai, Koundampalayam, and Sundarapuram in Coimbatore.
The meeting was attended by officials including Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu, Home Secretary K Phanindra Reddy, Director General of Police C Sylendra Babu, and ADGP (Intelligence) Davidson Devasirvatham.
The centre had alerted all states to remain vigilant in the wake of
arrest of Popular Front of India (PFI) leaders and its ban.
The Police booked five suspects under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the explosion of the car driven by Mubin.
The police had recovered nearly 75 kg of explosive materials black powder, potassium nitrate, sulphur, aluminum powder and charcoal from the residences of Mubin and others, the reports said.
Coimbatore had witnessed serial explosions in 1998 claiming 58 lives. The mastermind behind the blast were sentenced for life by the court.
Mubin is suspected to have met an NIA accused Amjad Ali in high security Viyyur jail in Thrissur last year.