Sources in SIT have told the media that Al-Ummah's chief is believed to be behind the blast

Al-Ummah behind Kollam court blast
news Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 15:57

A special investigation team (SIT) that probed a low-intensity blast in a Kollam court premises in Kerala on June 15 has revealed that the terror group Al -Ummah was suspected to be behind the act. Sources in SIT have told the media that Al-Ummah's chief is believed to be behind the blast.

On June 15th morning, a blast occured in an old jeep parked outside the district Labour Office, which is located in the premises of the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Kollam Collectorate. A Congress worker named Sabu who had reached the court sustained injuries in the explosion.

Media reports say that the explosives used in the Kollam court blast were similar to the ones used in a blast in a Chittoor court, Andhra Pradesh in April this year. The Al-Ummah organisation which was banned after Coimbatore blast, is now reportedly functioning under the name ‘base movement’.

 

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