PTI

Mangaluru, November 23

The Mangaluru auto-rickshaw blast case will soon be formally handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood said here on Wednesday.

State Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, along with Sood, visited the blast spot on the outskirts of the city and the hospital where auto-rickshaw driver Purushottam Poojary is being treated.

Addressing reporters, Jnanendra said blast accused Mohammed Shariq had visited different places like Coimbatore and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and an investigation is on. Various police teams have been formed and sent to different places as part of the probe.

Sood, who was also present, said the NIA and central agencies were part of the investigation from day one of the blast, and added that the case would soon be formally handed over to the NIA.

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