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4 held for making country bombs after blast injures two

Two history-sheeters who were heading to Kelambakkam to attack rivals sustained serious injuries after country bomb kept in their two-wheeler exploded near Tiruporur on Friday night. One of them lost all fingers on his right hand while the other lost his eyesight, police said. Investigating the matter, the police arrested a four-member gang involved in making country bombs.

4 held for making country bombs after blast injures two
Police, residents gather after a bomb blasted


The bomb exploded near Tiruporur Panchayat office around 9.30 pm on Friday. A team from Tiruporur police who rushed to the spot found two men lying in a pool of blood. They were identified as Vignesh (28) and Ashok (30) of Chengalpattu, both history-sheeters. They were admitted to the Chengalpattu government hospital.

During investigation, police found that they were travelling to Kelambakkam to kill some rowdies there before the accidental explosion put paid to their plans. Officials found that they had brought the bomb from Akash, Sanjay, Vicky, and Abbas from Nattam village in Chengalpattu, who were arrested on Saturday. DIG B Shamoondeswari and SP D Kannan who visited the spot found a bag there. When it was opened after checking with metal detectors, officials found two bank passbooks, long knives and a liquor bottle. The passbooks belonged to Vignesh, but had different surnames.

A case has been registered against all six, and further investigations are on, including to find out why Vignesh had different names in the bank passbooks.

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