Bombs used in Kozhikode twin blasts devised in Kannur



Kannur: The bombs used in the 2006 twin blasts in Kozhikode was assembled in a rented accommodation in the heart of the city, Abdul Halim, a prime accused in the case, disclosed on Wednesday, police said.

Halim, who was brought here from Kozhikode as part of the investigation into the case, told police that the bombs were devised in a room at the busy South Bazar locality here with assistance from elusive T Naseer, who is said to have developed a terror network from Kerala with Lashker-e-Taiba outfit, a top Crime Branch official told PTI.

Halim confessed that another absconding youth identified as Azhar, hailing from Panur in the district, also joined the duo in putting together the bombs used in the blasts at two bus shelters in Kozhikode in which two persons, including a policeman, were injured,the official said.

Halim, a native of Kannur from where he was picked up by the police a few days ago, was also taken to Anayidukku here by investigating officials this afternoon, the official said.

Halim was remanded to 10 days police custody on Monday after his arrest in Kochi last week.

Bureau Report