Mangaluru Cooker blast case prime accused discharged sent to NIA custody for 10 days by NIA court

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

Mangaluru cooker blast case prime accused H. Mohammad Shariq,who was being treated at the Victoria hospital for over two and half months,has been discharged on Monday and taken into NIA custody .

The NIA team after getting him discharged produced him before the NIA special court and the court remanded and sent to NIA custody for 10 days.

The accused who sustained injuries along with the autorickshaw driver while transporting the bomb was shifted to the Victoria hospital from a hospital in Mangaluru on December 17,last year .

The NIA officials were escorting him at the hospital day and night to ensure his custody to probe his links with the global terror network and its operations in india.

The blast occurred on November 19,2022 in a moving auto.The cooker bomb,allegedly designed to carry out a large-scale attack to fuel communal tension in the coastal region and in the state.

Shariq questioning gained importance as a terror outfit recently claimed responsibility .

Terror suspect Shariq was a Bcom graduate along with his associate Maaz Munir,assembled the cooker bomb and he was transporting in auto to keep it in crowded place for maximum casualties .