Two pipe bombs seized in Madurai

| Updated: Jan 28, 2017 00:03 IST

Madurai, (Tamil Nadu), [India], Jan 27 (ANI): Police have seized two pipe bombs from a tailoring shop on Thursday. Two persons Abdullah and Abdul Rahman have been arrested along with their accomplice Khader, who was apprehended near the Madurai Medical College. Further three other persons were also arrested on Friday, the police said. Investigations reveal that bombs made by Mohammed Osama, President of Muslim Munnani Pasarai, from Cumbum in Theni district were targeted to kill Hindu Munnani leader Rama Gopalan. According to Abdullah's confession, the plot to kill Ramagopalan has been planned two months ago with the joint meeting of a Basha at the 9th Hindu Rights' Retrieval conference. However, the mission proved to be failure due to the tight security given for Jallikattu agitations at different places. Abdullah who took active participation in support of Jallikattu was in close observation because of his suspicious movements between Pudur and Tamukkam with a bag, and was later picked up for questioning. According to the police, Khader another convict was also trapped with the help of Abdullah.'(ANI)