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Who is Mohammed Shareeq?, the man behind Mangaluru autorickshaw blast

The 24-year-old Shareeq made a pressure cooker bomb by using materials like matchboxes, circuits, and nut bolts.

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New Delhi: In the recent autorickshaw blast in Mangaluru, the Karnataka police have formed five teams to investigate the case. The police have termed the bast ”an act of terror”. In the blast, the passenger, Mohammed Shareeq, has been made the main accused who used an improvised explosive device (IED) in a pressure cooker. The landlord who rents the room to Shareeq said that he was not aware of these activities of the tenant.

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Who is Mohammed Shareeq?

Mohammed Shareeq is the main accused behind the autorickshaw blast in Mangaluru. In the blast, he suffered 45% burn injuries alongwith the driver. The police said he is not well enough to give a statement.

The 24-year-old Shareeq made a pressure cooker bomb by using materials like matchboxes, circuits, and nut bolts. According to the police, they found matchbox(es), sulphur, phosphorus, batteries, circuits, and nut and bolts in the room of Shareeq in Myusuru. The owner of the house Mohan Kumar said that Shareeq presented him with the Aadhaar card of a Hindu boy — which was found to be stolen.

On the personal front, Shareeq is said to be the son of Mansoor Khan, who served in the army for 26 years. For pursuing Engineering, Shareek came to Bangalore but also carried terrorist links.

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Meanwhile, it is reported Shareeq met a Most wanted terrorist Mathin Ahmed Taha who corrupted his mind. The Nationa Investigation Agency has also announced a prize of Rs 5 lakh rupees to anyone who tips off the location of Mathin — underground since 2019.

Shareeq is said to be arrested for the first time in December 2020 due to his terror link but was released on bail, according to a police officer.

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