This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
The Bangalore police have identified the registered owner of the vehicle used in the bomb blast on Wednesday where explosives were planted in a residential neighborhood near the office of BJP in Bangalore. Reportedly, 16 people were gravely injured during the incident.
Local city police have successfully traced the owner of the motorbike used in the blast. The bike belongs to a retired telecom employee, KS Sankaranarayanan, who had sold the vehicle about four years ago. Sankaranarayanan, a resident of Thillai Ganga Nagar in Chennai, was shocked to learn that the same vehicle was used in the blast.
“The bike was in my son’s name. But we sold it about four years back, since my son left for the US,” he told the police.
In the wake of the incident, the Election Commission has directed the Karnataka government to remain extremely vigilant and take all security measures for the May 5 polls to the Legislative Assembly. Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Shukla, in-charge of the Karnataka elections, suspects the incident to be a terror act.
On the other hand, BJP president Rajnath Singh condemned the unfortunate incident and dismissed the allegations of Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed that the blast would help the BJP in the elections.
“I don’t believe this has been stage-managed by somebody. Terror acts are occurring across the country. It is a ground reality that there are several sleeper modules which are playing their roles in different places. The Central government is not making any effort to destroy these sleeper cells,” he said.