Blast Convict Re-Arrested After "Eliminate PM Modi" Audio Goes Viral

"The conversation was mainly related to finances about vehicles. But suddenly the 1998 serial blast convict Mohammed Rafiq was heard saying 'we have decided to eliminate (PM Narendra) Modi, as we were the ones who had planted bombs when (LK) Advani visited the city in 1998," the police said.

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Blast Convict Re-Arrested After 'Eliminate PM Modi' Audio Goes Viral

1998 blast convict Mohammed Rafiq arrested In Coimbatore for plan to "eliminate" PM Modi


Coimbatore:  The Coimbatore Police has arrested a 1998 serial blast convict Mohammed Rafiq after a recorded telephonic conversation went viral on social media in which he is allegedly heard saying he is planning to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the police said.

According to news agency PTI, the police said that the eight-minute long conversation, which was circulated on social media, was between Mohammed Rafiq, who has completed a jail term in the 1998 blast case and lives in Kuniyamuthur in Coimbatore, and a transport contractor Prakash.

"The conversation was mainly related to finances about vehicles. But suddenly the blast convict was heard saying 'we have decided to eliminate (Prime Minister) Modi, as we were the ones who had planted bombs when (LK) Advani visited the city in 1998," the police said.

Coimbatore suffered a series of bomb blasts in February 1998 in which 58 people were killed and property worth crores was destroyed.

"I have many cases against me and have damaged more than 100 vehicles," the man can be heard telling the contractor during the conversation, the police said.

Coimbatore Police formed special teams to investigate the recorded conversation and verify the genuineness of the persons in it, the police said in a press release seen by news agency PTI.

The man has been arrested based on the conversation, it said.
 


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