A Kerala connection has emerged between the Coimbatore terror blast that occurred on October 23 and the autorickshaw blast that occurred in Mangaluru on Saturday. According to sources, the Coimbatore blast accused, Jamesha Moubin, was in Kerala during the second week of September, allegedly for medical treatment. Shariq, the main accused in the Mangaluru blast, had visited Aluva in Kerala around the same time period.
Shariq had stayed at a lodge in Aluva and is alleged to have gotten deliveries from e-commerce websites to his lodge there. A further investigation will be conducted to probe if they had any other common links in Kerala or any money sources.
Meanwhile, big questions are expected to be raised in the ongoing investigation. Both Jameesha Moubin and Shariq came from economically weaker backgrounds. Did their Kerala visit pave the way for their funding? Was there a common handler?
According to police officials, the Mangaluru blast accused Shariq stayed at a lodge named Zaithoon rooms near the Aluva railway station.
According to the staff at the hotel, Shariq checked in around 4.30 pm on September 13 and checked out on September 18 evening. He used a fake ID and a Hindu name to take the room. The hotel opened on September 2. In the initial days, the staff didn’t really keep a note of people who visited the hotel.
In the five days, nobody met him inside the hotel, since guests were not allowed inside single rooms. However, allegations have emerged that he got items delivered to the hotel from e-commerce websites.
Police officials have taken details of his stay from their hotel’s guest record book. The hotel is located in an area filled with non-Keralites, especially migrant workers.
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