The Bangalore city police on Saturday filed a chargesheet in connection with the April 17 bomb blast near the BJP office in Malleswaram, on Saturday before the 8th Additional City Civil Magistrate Court against the 14 accused persons.
The blast had left 18 people injured, 23 vehicles, 56 houses and buildings damaged. The loss was estimated at `50 lakh. The chargesheet is in three volumes with 7,445 pages of material including 201 documents and testimonies of 260 witnesses. However, the main accused’s name is not mentioned in the chargesheet.
The chargesheet was presented to the court on the basis of the investigation into the blast case till date. The police will submit an additional chargesheet based on the progress of the investigation. Among the 14 accused, 10 are in judicial custody and four are yet to be taken into custody as they are with the Tamil Nadu police.
Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar said the investigation will continue and the city police had reached Tamil Nadu to question the four terrorists arrested near Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, and seek their custody.
The accused hailed from areas surrounding Tirunalveli, Coimbatore and Madurai in Tamil Nadu. All of them are aged between 24 and 38. Police have named Baasir(30), a resident of Hameempuram, 7th Street, Malapayam in Tirunalveli as the second accused in the case. Kichan Buhari (38) from Vallaka Tekkuthil village near Melapalyam in Tirunalveli is the third accused in the blast case.
The other accused are Sait Azgar Ali (29) from Ichanari, Coimbatore; Rehamathulla from G M Nagar in Coimbatore; Valayil Hakeem (32), a resident of Ilahinagar near Karumbakadai, Coimbatore; Syed Suleman alias Tenkasi Suleman (24), a resident of Karumbakadai, Azad Nagar, Coimbatore; Suleman(31) from Kotaimedu, Coimbatore and Zulfikar Ali (24) from Punnaga Nagar among others.