Mangaluru blast: ED raids Mohd Shariq’s residence in Shivamogga

ED Raids

In connection with the Mangaluru blast case, the Enforcement Directorate is carrying out searches at various locations in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in the pressure cooker blast case which occurred on 19 November various searches are being conducted at the houses of suspected terrorists including the main accused Mohammed Shariq’s house.

“ED officials are in the area where the houses of suspected terrorists Shariq, Maz Muneer, and Mateen are located in Thirthahalli (Shivamogga). Their houses are being searched. Officers are also collecting information from neighboring houses,” Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Wednesday said.

Earlier on 19 November 2022 a bomb was triggered in a pressure cooker at a moving auto-rickshaw after which in the coastal region communal tension was fueled.

Moreover, a pressure cooker bomb made IED was carried by Shariq in which the driver of the auto rikshaw Purushottam Poojari got injured.

However, after the incident, the Forensic Science Laboratory Division (FSL) team reached the house of Shariq who used to stay on rent in Mysore where materials used to make explosives were recovered.