Bengaluru, Oct 23: Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday stated that the investigation into the case of low-intensity explosion at the Hubballi railway station is intensified, in coordination with Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra police.
speaking to media persons he said, Samples of the explosives are sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and the report is expected to give more details.
Similar explosives were also found in Andhra Pradesh earlier. Investigation is being held to trace the origin and destination of the explosives being found in a train, as well as the intention behind it, he said
On a question about the possibility of terror sleeper cells being active in the state, he noted that both central and state investigative agencies are investigating the issue.
Meanwhile, Kannada and Culture Minister C T Ravi felt that the blast at the railway station shows that sleeper cells supporting terrorists are active. Stating that it is a very serious issue, he said that Hubballi has a history of terror links working here. In 2000, a bomb was exploded in a church. Thorough investigation should be conducted and the very roots of such activities should be removed, he added. (UNI)