New Delhi: The NIA today filed charge sheet against six suspected members of banned Tamil Nadu Liberation Army for allegedly planting a pipe bomb under a car parked in front of former Union minister V Narayanasamy’s Puducherry residence in January.

The charge sheet was filed in the special NIA court in Puducherry against Thiruselvam, Thangaraj, Kaviyarasan, Kalailingam, Karthik and John Martin, an official statement of the probe agency said here.

The case pertains to the planting of the bomb beneath the car parked in front of the residence of Narayanasamy, the then Minister of State in PMO, at Ellai Amman Koil Street in the union territory.

The accused, suspected to be members of TNLA, have been named in the charge sheet under section 120 B of the IPC (criminal conspiracy) and other sections of Explosives Substances Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. All of the six are at present in jail.

The NIA claimed in the statement that the investigation undertaken by it had “conclusively established” that the accused were involved in a criminal conspiracy and committed a terrorist act.

The incident took place on January 29 when the security personnel on duty at the residence of the former minister found a suspicious object suspected to be an
explosive material below the car.

On his complaint, a case was registered and the bomb was defused by the bomb disposal team.

TNLA is a small group which came into existence after India had sent its forces to Sri Lanka.

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