Chennai blast: State police to grill Lankan suspect

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Intelligence officials from the State would interrogate Mohammed Zakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan Tamil arrested by Tamil Nadu police days before recent terror attack in Chennai, said DGP B. Prasada Rao on Tuesday.

They would elicit information if Hussain and his handlers had planned any attacks here, he said at a press conference.

Referring to Tamil Nadu DGP statement that the target of bomb planters could not have been Chennai, Mr. Rao said investigation was on to ascertain facts. “Investigation is inconclusive on this angle. We’re not yet sure if the terror suspects planted the bombs in the train at Bangalore, Chennai or somewhere in between them,” Mr. Rao said. Only after confirming this, it can be established if the terror operatives wanted to target Andhra Pradesh, he said. Meanwhile, the central intelligence agencies had alerted the State on the possible car bomb blast at airports. Confirming receipt of the alert, Mr. Rao said security was tightened at all airports. (Source: The Hindu)
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  • mura Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:30 AM

    is he a tamil or Muslim. .... via DM Android App

    Fanam Wednesday, 07 May 2014 03:02 AM

    Mohamed Zakir Hussain a tamil from Sri Lanka? Is this his real name? I am bit confused

    Saeed Wednesday, 07 May 2014 03:28 AM

    all Muslims in LK speak in Tamil... maybe their assumed default is Tamil...

    chris Wednesday, 07 May 2014 03:40 PM

    dont split hairs he is a srilankan we should search why we are behaving to this low level. via DM Android App

    Naresh Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:06 AM

    Sri Lankan Muslims only talk Tamil but they do not belong to Tamil race. They identify themselves by there religion. therefore, please do not call Zakir Hussein a Tamil Muslim. Wherever we go, we are looked at with suspicion because of the nuts (in our society) who resorted to terrorism.

    flatwhite Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:18 AM

    Please also grill Jaya, Karu and Waiko they have had a hand in LTTE for years so they will help you better

    grumpy Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:30 AM

    [quote name="Naresh"]Sri Lankan Muslims only talk Tamil but they do not belong to Tamil race. They identify themselves by there religion. therefore, please do not call Zakir Hussein a Tamil Muslim. Wherever we go, we are looked at with suspicion because of the nuts (in our society) who resorted to terrorism.[/quote]

    Exactly, this guy is a Sri Lankan Muslim

    Nanda Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:42 AM

    It's for power fight between india and pakistan in the region, Now a days both country's using our nationalities for their security implementation

    laxman Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:21 AM

    Narada, do you know this man's parents? If a child of Arab father and Sinhala mother can speak English, why not Tamil?

    laxman Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:22 AM

    Muslim/Islam is his religion and Tamil is his mother tongue, hence a SriLankan Tamil Muslim. What is the big argument here?

    kumaran Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:06 AM

    He is a Tamil. He a Muslim.

    Common sense Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:08 AM

    another peaceloving cult member who apparently misunderstands the peaceful nature of his religion. ban this hideous ideology that promotes stoning people for adultery, a special tax for non-believers, and of course beheading. The man who founded this cult was not a good holy man. He was the complete opposite.

    anthony Wednesday, 07 May 2014 01:42 PM

    He is a Tamil who converted to Islam.Muslims have no race. Plenty of Sinhalese are also converting to Islam.Good luck stopping any of this. It will only grow more via DM iPad app

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:13 AM

    Whatever or whoever; it's origin is TN.

    anthony Wednesday, 07 May 2014 01:42 PM

    He is a Tamil who converted to Islam.Muslims have no race. Plenty of Sinhalese are also converting to Islam.Good luck stopping any of this. It will only grow more via DM iPad app

    Prometheus Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:19 AM

    This is a long comment, but I hope DM won't reject it:

    In SL Muslims are considered an ethnicity. Proper groupings are Moor, Malay, Bohra, Memon, etc. "Muslim" as an ethnicity is highly inaccurate. Muslims are followers of Islam, like Buddhists/Hindus/Christians to Buddhism/Hinduism/Christianity. Zakir Hussain is probably a "Moor" since the mother tongue of Moors happened to be Tamil. But they are NOT Tamil. They have their own identity. Mother tongue of Malay, Bohra, Memon are not Tamil. They speak multiple languages including Tamil but Tamil is not their mother tongue. But since this article is from "The Hindu" an India newspaper, they probably just plastered Zakir Hussain as Tamil because he speaks Tamil.

    tony Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:21 AM

    MOORS IN SRI LANKA SPEAK TAMIL, BUT THEY DO NOT BELONG TO THE TAMIL RACE. MANY NON MUSLIMS IN MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES (LIKE LEBANON) HAVE NAMES THAT ANYONE WILL ASSUME TO BE A MUSLIM BUT THEY ARE NOT MUSLIMS. THIS MAY BE ONE SUCH CASE. OR HE THIS MUST BE A FALSE NAME

    Narada Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:34 AM

    He is Tamil. How can a child of Arab father and Sinhala mother speaks Tamil via DM Android App


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