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.
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.