NIA produces prime accused in Mangaluru cooker blast case before special court

Chandan Arora
Chandan Arora
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BENGALURU: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials produced the Mangaluru cooker blast case accused Mohammed Shariq before an special court on Monday.

Shariq was treated at the Victoria Hospital in the city for over two-and-half months after he was handed over to NIA custody by the Mangaluru police. On November 19, a pressure cooker exploded in an autorickshaw in Mangaluru, wherein Shariq was carrying an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a pressure cooker.

Shariq was discharged from the hospital after two and a half months of treatment at Victoria Hospital.

The IED had exploded even as the autorickshaw was moving, causing injuries to both the passenger Mohammed Shariq, who was carrying a pressure cooker, and the autorickshaw’s driver Purushottam Poojari.

Earlier, the accused was treated at a private hospital in Mangaluru and he was later shifted to Victoria hospital for further treatment. After two-and-half months of treatment, he was discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery.

Soon after his discharge, Shariq was produced before the NIA Special Court. The court handed him to NIA custody for 10 days and the officials will start the investigation on Tuesday. Also, preparations have been made to speed up the investigation.

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