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Plot thickens as 2 more gangsters suspected in Teynampet bomb case
After confirming hands of ‘Sambo’ Senthil ‘CD’ Mani and ‘Kakkathope’ Balaji in the Teynampet bomb case, the police are now looking into possible links of at least two other notorious gangsters in the city — one from Mylapore and another from Pulianthope.
It looks like the plot is thickening as senior officials are discussing the possible involvement a gangster from Mylapore, despite he is lodged in prison in connection with another case. “He was in jail when the bomb was hurled on March 3. But that does not mean that he didn’t plan it. He was shifted to Trichy prison from Puzhal jail just four days before the incident,” sources said.
The police questioned a gangster from Pulianthope to clarify his involvement in the attack on Balaji and Mani. “He told the investigators that it was too big an operation for him to get involved,” sources said.
The investigators have not crossed his name of the list yet as he could have colluded with other gangsters to make the attack possible.
In gang wars, gangsters often group together to eliminate common enemies. In the March 3 incident, the target was two gangsters –- Balaji and Mani. They were travelling in one vehicle, making it an easy target for their enemies.
However, those who were sent to execute the mission failed. The police have also indicated that there could be a retaliation attack because they would have leads on who planned the March 3 attack on them.
‘CD’ Mani and ‘Kakkathope’ Balaji were travelling in a car driven by a lawyer when the bomb was hurled at their vehicle. Later, the gang that followed them also opened fire at the vehicle. However, they managed to escape.
The police had questioned seven suspects, who surrendered in courts in connection with the case, for four days and remanded them in judicial custody.