Chennai, May 1 UNI | 3 months ago

DMK President M Karunanidhi today condemned the twin blasts on board the Guwahati-Bangalore Superfast Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station and said that had the Tamil Nadu Government has taken proper follow-up action following the arrest of an ISI suspect, today's explosions would not have taken place.

In a statement here, Mr Karunanidhi expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and wished all the injured a speedy recovery.

Accusing the ruling AIADMK of not paying enough attention on the law and order front, he pointed out to the arrest of a Sri Lankan Tamil Zakir Hussain, who was suspected to have links with the Pakistan-based ISI.

''Though the police had effectively discharged their duties by arresting the ISI suspect, they were not able to take follow-up action, as the Chief Minister was not in the station to guide them'', he alleged.

''Since no effective and preventive measures were taken after the arrest of the ISI suspect, the blasts had taken place in the train at the Chennai Central Station'', he further alleged.

He also claimed that a live pipe bomb was also recovered from the railway station premises.

Today's blasts would have been prevented had the police probed the terrorists activities of Zakir Hussain, soon after his arrest, Mr Karunanidhi said and wanted the police to conduct a detailed inquiry into the possible targets by the terrorists.

(Posted on 01-05-2014)