‘Terrorist dry run test on Kingfisher” and the art of turning a ‘Muslim-explosive’ to a ‘Nair-crude stuff’
Some news,as and when they happened…
Suspected explosive found on Kingfisher flight
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) A security alert was sounded at the airport here Sunday morning after a suspected explosive was found in the cargo compartment of a Kingfisher flight that arrived from Bangalore, police said.[More...]
Kingfisher plane explosives: Police still clueless
22 Mar 2010, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after a cocktail of explosives was found in the cargo section of a Kingfisher plane in Thiruvananthapuram, police on Monday were still clueless as to how it reached the aircraft despite multi-layered security checks.Kerala Director General of Police Jacob Punnoose said the probe is on but there has been no breakthrough yet.[More…]
Was Kingfisher bomb a dry run of Indian Mujahideen?
By R Shankar, India Syndicate, 22/03/2010
Bangalore: The small amount of a cocktail of `harmless’ explosives found in the cargo section of a Kingfisher flight after it landed in Thiruvananthapuram from Bangalore on Sunday has thrown open the possibility of this being a dry run by one of the sleeper cells of the Indian Mujahideen based either in Bangalore or Kerala.
The smuggling of the explosives could have been used to test the possibility of planting a bigger consignment at a later date – either on the same sector or elsewhere. Such test runs are commonly done by the sleeper cells of the IM backed by the Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT).
It may be recalled that Abdul Latif Rashid alias Guddu (29) and Riyaz Imtiaz Ali alias Rehan (22) who were picked up by the Mumbai police last week had managed to make entry points into the ONGC building through `contacts’. The had planned to trigger a fire at the ONGC tanks in Bandra and spread panic in Mangaldas Market in South Mumbai and Thakkar Mall in Borivali.
Such contacts may have been `cultivated’ in the present Kingfisher case too considering the fact that the explosive packet managed to find its way to the high security cargo hold. This at a time when the Bangalore International Airport is on high alert following an intelligence missive recently.
The needle of suspicion is now on the loaders and the incharge of the cargo hold in Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram. Did the IM cultivate an entry point in Bangalore or Thiruvananthapuram? It looks like the IM or one of the sleeper cells has been able to cut through the high security ring. That begs the question: How come the explosives managed to go through the mandatory security checks for cargo handlers. Was it planted along with some other cargo material? Since there were no cells or detonators devices, it could have slipped through other cargo pieces.[More…]
Bomb in flight: No clarity, only theories about Kingfisher whodunnit
MK Madhusoodan / PTIMonday, March 22, 201
Bangalore: The day after an explosive was found on board a Kingfisher flight, there was little clarity on what had happened and who was responsible. While the investigation team was grappling for answers, what emerged were theories.
Among those was this: The planting of the crude bomb on Kingfisher flight IT-4731 from Bangalore to Thiruvanathapuram was an attempt to hijack the flight.The theory suggests a Kandahar-type hijack to force the release of Indian Mujahideen extremists in Kerala jails. “The theory has gained strength as the bomb was found next to the food and beverages galley in the rear of the aircraft. The luggage in this type of aircraft (ATR) is usually next to the cockpit and accessibility is limited to those performing loading and unloading duties,” a senior intelligence bureau officer said.
“The placement of the bomb next to food trays reveals someone was assigned to threaten the crew to divert the flight to a safer place outside the country, to bargain for the release of some of the elements jailed in Kerala.” Security officials said that even caterers would be questioned.
“The hijack could not take place as it looks like an attempt made in a hurry. There was no detonator and this indicates that someone wanted to retrieve the crude bomb and hold it in the hand to threaten the crew and the airport authorities,” an official said.
The agencies looking into security lapses said that there had been warnings about such an attempt a month ago. “But nobody seems to have taken it seriously. The flight had come from Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday night and it berthed at the Bangalore airport. It then flew back on Sunday morning. The bomb may have been placed on the flight on Saturday”.
The suspects could not catch the flight for various reasons. The details of their plan will only emerged after we lay our hands on the suspects that includes the catering staff,” officers in the investigating team said.
Thiruvananthapuram police commissioner MR Ajith Kumar is believed to have got crucial details about the ‘country-made’ bomb similar to those used in the Bangalore serial blasts in July 2008 and other bomb blasts in Kerala. “It is clear from the composition of the bomb, and the way it was wrapped in a Malayalam newspaper and a question paper of a public examination conducted by the Kerala government that it was made in Kerala.[More…]
No breakthrough in Kingfisher explosive case
March 23rd, 2010 Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) Police are yet to determine who placed a crude explosive on board a Kingfisher flight from Bangalore to Thiruvananthapuram two days ago, police said Tuesday.
“Investigations are on and we are yet to make any breakthrough,” Kerala Inspector General of Police A. Hemachandran told IANS.He denied speculation that two people had been detained. “No one has been arrested… The media is going overboard.” [More…]
Explosives on flight: Was it just a dry run?
TNN, Mar 23, 2010 BANGALORE/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The probe into the recovery of explosive from the cargo hold of a Kingfisher Airlines flight at Thiruvananthapuram airport on Sunday morning made little headway apart from focusing on the possible role of the groundstaff at both Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram airports.
Intelligence officials believe that it could have been a dry run by some extremist outfit planning a major operation. Officers from IB, RAW and CISF held meetings with Kerala police.
The explosive — containing a sulphur mixture — could have been triggered by heat. That it was kept near an air-conditioned supplementary galley has led some investigators to believe it could have been a dry run.[More…]
‘I know who planted the bomb on Kingfisher flight’
Thursday, 25 March 2010 Bengaluru, March 25: A mysterious caller has been nagging the harried airport police and claiming to have information of the people who planted a crude bomb in the Kingfisher aircraft on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (north east) Basavraj Malagatti received a phone call from a Mohan from Mumbai. He claimed that he has filmed the people who had kept explosives in the aircraft.
Malagatii said that the caller informed him that he has converted the recording into a CD and would give it to him if he gets suitably rewarded.[More…]
Kingfisher bomb case: Action likely against CISF
Anti-hijack Act may be invoked
Regional Deputy Commissioner of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) Nambi and CISF Director General N R Das were also conducting internal enquiries into the incident that had national and even international ramifications.
The city police had also quizzed several CISF personnel in connection with the incident. The chances of invoking provisions of Anti-hijacking Act against those responsible for planting the explosives could not be even ruled out, said sources.[More…]
And finally,read ‘SADLY’,
Kingfisher bomb case solved: Police
March 28: Police arrested the cleaning supervisor of a private firm, handling cargo in the airport here for planting a crude bomb on a Kingfisher flight last Sunday.
The cleaning supervisor, Rajasekharan Nair, a native of Nedumangad and a former CISF employee, had reportedly planted the crude bomb in the cargo hold of the aircraft which arrived from Bengaluru because of his personal animosity towards a security official.
Interestingly, it was Nair himself who alerted CISF officials and other security staff that a bomb had been detected in the cargo hold. He apparently believed that the security official he hated would face action for this.
Police sources said that Nair did not seem to have any terror links and was motivated solely by spite. “We have learnt that he served in the CISF for several years before taking voluntary retirement and joining a private agency,” said Inspector General, Mr Hemachandran, who coordinated the probe into the incident.
Nair, who is also the head of a temple committee, had apparently bought the crackers in connection with temple festivities. Though the cracker he deposited in the hold had to be lit to explode, it could also have gone off under high pressure and caused a huge disaster.[More..]
Three held for sending SMS alert in Kochi
March 14th, 2010 Kochi, March 14 (IANS) Three college students were arrested Sunday for circulating an SMS asking friends and relatives to be careful while venturing out in the city, police said.
“There have been newspaper reports about an intelligence alert to be maintained in the city here and these youths said that they just sent an SMS to their friends and relatives to be careful about a possible bomb blast. So far, our inquiries have revealed that they did not have any other intention. No case will be registered against them,” Kochi Police Commissioner Manoj Abraham told IANS.[More..]
Kerala town tense after a controversial question paper
26 Mar 2010 Thodupuzha (Kerala) The question paper of second year B.Com degree Malayalam course at the Newman College here allegedly had references to the Prophet that the Muslim organisations termed as “misleading and inflammatory[More..]
Teacher held for inflammatory question paper
State Education Minister M.A.Baby said he has instructed Idukki district administration to register a criminal case against the teacher who prepared the question paper.
“The investigation will reveal if it was an error on the part of the teacher or if there was a conspiracy behind it,” he said[More…]
Would it have remained the same,would all these news have ended the same way ,if it was some Sarafudhin or Siddique,instead of Rajashekharan Nair ,who planted the bomb,say ,for the same PERSONAL reasons ?
Would it have remained the same if the three students who sent fake SMS has muslim names?
Would it have remained the same if it was some Harris or Basheer who wrote that derogatory question paper,say, by MISTAKE ?
Anybody interested to know what was the small mistake the so-called professor did?
Muhammed : “God ,God”.. ( literally ‘padachone padachone’,a term used by muslims to call Allah)
God: ” What is it you son of a bitch”
Muhammed: “God,How many pieces do we get from a cut mackerel”
God : “Dog,how many times have I told you that it is three”
Is it okay for you if the same conversation was written as between Krishna and Brahma,or between Jesus and Holy Spirit?
Forget being religious,I believe that more conversations,more proper ones, are easily available to be used in a graduate course question paper.. Maybe I am wrong..