CCTV footage of the accused in the Mangalore blast case has been released. The footage is just before the explosion. The footage shows Muhammad Shariq leaving with a bomb-laden bag. The police are checking his travel route. Meanwhile, information also came out that Sharif had gone to Kerala and stayed in Aluva. Muhammad Shariq went to Kerala in September and stayed in a lodge in Aluva. The Kerala Anti-Terrorism Squad questioned the lodge owner. Shariq stayed in Aluva for five days. Shariq had also bought some items online from a company in Aluva. The mystery continues when it comes to products purchased through Amazon. I bought a face wash and a tummy trimmer for weight loss. The investigation is looking into why he stayed in Aluva and purchased this.
The Karnataka police have found that Shariq has links with the international terrorist organization Islamic State. Karnataka Police ADGP Alok Kumar said that a detailed investigation has been started into Shariq's terrorist links. The ADGP also said that the investigation also revealed that Shariq organized the fake SIM card from Coimbatore. The Karnataka Police explained that the accused had planned a big explosion in the city of Mangalore but accidentally detonated the bomb in an auto-rickshaw. The police have received information that Arafat Ali and Muzaffar Hussain are also involved in the blast. Five teams of Karnataka police are investigating them. The ADGP stated that apart from Shariq, Surendran, a native of Ooty, is also in custody in connection with the blast.