Malappuram: Two days after a car blast in Malappuram Collectorate premises in Kerala, officials investigating the case have seized a threat letter warning of another blast and avenging of Dadri beef victim Mohammed Akhlaq’s murder. A pendrive containing photographs of PM Modi and videos of Babri Masjid demolition was also recovered from the scene.
Investigating agencies believe that the Tamil Nadu-based terror outfit “Al-Ummah”, which came into existence just after Babri Masjid demolition, may be behind these blasts.
During the investigation, a box and a pendrive were recovered from the scene of the blast. The pendrive was found to contain photos of PM Modi, perhaps suggesting that he is on the hit list of the ‘Base Movement’, another name for Al Ummah, a terror outfit banned after the 1998 Coimbatore blasts. The pendrive also had videos of Babri Masjid demolition, Gujarat riots, photographs of Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon and Dadri mob lynching victim Akhlaq.
The pendrive also contains the message that the “Base Movement” is determined to carry out more such attacks on courts in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Al Ummah had earlier tried to kill BJP Leader LK Advani in 1998 in Coimbatore. The ‘Base Movement’ has threatened that there will be another blast. It must be remembered that the low-intensity blasts that occurred in Chittur, Mysore, Kollam in recent times were carried out by the same team and had similar threats issued.
A box, just like the one found from Malappuram blast spot on Tuesday, was earlier found from Nellore blast spot too in September. Attached is also an IB report that warned of blasts on Akhlaq’s death anniversary.
In the past nine months, three southern states have witnessed similar kinds of IED blasts (luckily without any casualty).
Al Ummah owes its allegiance to Al Qaeda and that’s a big worry for the investigating agencies as so far, there was no direct Al Qaeda presence in India.
The organization has also been behind the killing of RSS activists in Tamil Nadu, apart from carrying out a blast at Chennai’s RSS office earlier.
It is believed that several radical Muslim organisations, along with Al Ummah, had created a “base movement” and are trying to avenge “injustices” done unto them.
Sources say the first presence of the so-called “Base movement” was found in January 2015, when a letter threatening a terror attack was sent to the office of the then additional chief secretary to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru.
Similarly, this year on 11th January, the Bengaluru French consulate received an anonymous letter, warning the Republic Day Chief Guest French President Francois Hollande to cancel his visit.
The third letter was sent by the “Base movement” to Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Chittoor office soon after the IED blast in local court on April 7.
An alert has been issued regarding a possible attack on the first death anniversary of Akhlaq to all the states. As the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition is approaching, the states particularly the ones in the south, have been asked to maintain extra vigil.
While the agencies are on alert, a massive man hunt is on to find out the real faces behind the “Base Movement”.