On Wednesday morning, the Tamil Nadu Police found two ‘pipe bombs’ in a cement factory in Tirunelveli. The southern part of the state, Tirunelveli is tense after the detection by the police and the Bomb Detection and Disposable squad.
The cement factory administration received a telephone call that devised explosives would go off at five places in the cement factory if the callers were not given a ransom of Rs 50 lakh after which the pipe bombs were discovered.
The Thaazhiyoothu police immediately reached the spot and conducted a thorough check with the help of Bomb Detection and Disposable Squad after the company management informed the police about the threat calls, and found the two pipe bombs.
Police suspect this to be the handiwork of a few eliminated employees of the cement factory. Following Covid-19 restrictions, the cement factory had to stop keeping on the services of a few hundred contract employees.
“Police are conducting an open investigation. We are not leaving out any aspects and will soon bring the culprits to book.” Tirunelveli Superintendent of Police, Manivannan, who reached the spot in the night, told IANS.
Central Intelligence agencies have started an investigation. The agencies are mainly focusing on the source of these pipe bombs.