Coimbatore car fire raises suspicion: Annamalai

He demanded the government and the state police to act immediately to ensure the safety and security of the people and unravel the mystery behind the blast to allay the fear among the people.
TN BJP chief Annamalai
TN BJP chief Annamalai

CHENNAI: State BJP president K Annamalai on Sunday expressed concern over the safety of the people following a car explosion at Ukkadam in Coimbatore City ahead of the Deepavali festival.

He demanded the government and the state police to act immediately to ensure the safety and security of the people and unravel the mystery behind the blast to allay the fear among the people.

A car with LPG cylinders exploded during the early hours of Sunday, killing one person on the spot. The preliminary inquiry into the incident revealed that one of the two LPG cylinders in the car exploded near Kottai Eswaran temple in Ukkadam, a sensitive area.

“It was shocking and created a lot of doubts, ” Annamalai said in a series of tweets.

The government should take adequate security measures to ward off the fear among the people ahead of the festival, he said and added that the party welcomed the response from the Director General of Police (law and order) and senior police officers acting swiftly and reached the spot to conduct an inquiry.

“It is the responsibility of the police force to protect the people from the anti-social elements that are trying to turn the state into a land of riots. We hope the police will act swiftly to unravel the mystery behind the blast, ” said Annamalai.

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