Home News Reports Coimbatore Blast convict Mohammed Rafiq arrested for planning to eliminate PM Modi

Coimbatore Blast convict Mohammed Rafiq arrested for planning to eliminate PM Modi

The Coimbatore police on Monday arrested Mohammed Rafiq – a convict in the 1998 Coimbatore blast case, on charges of planning a conspiracy to eliminate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This arrest was prompted by a telephonic conversation Rafiq had with a businessman, where he is supposedly heard saying that he is planning to kill the Prime Minister.

This eight minute telephonic conversation had gone viral on social media. The conversation between Rafiq and a transport contractor named Prakash mainly dealt with vehicular financing, with the businessman named Prakash demanding a vehicle back and Rafiq asking Rs 5 lakh for it.

The conversation though suddenly took a morbid turn when Rafiq claimed that “they” were planning to kill PM Modi, and that it was “them” who had planted bombs during LK Advani’s Coimbatore visit in 1998. Rafiq is also heard claiming that he has various cases against him and had destroyed over 100 vehicles.

- Ad - - article resumes -

On 14 February 1998, the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu was rocked with serial bomb blasts which resulted in 58 deaths. The main target of the blasts was believed to be veteran BJP leader LK Advani.

In this matter Mohammed Rafiq was convicted under various sections like criminal conspiracy and came out of jail in 2007 after serving his sentence. Ever since, he has been under police surveillance and was charged under various other cases.

Since his arrest in the current matter, Rafiq has been booked under section 153A (Promoting enmity among groups) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. He has been remanded in judicial custody till 7 May.

As per reports, the cops have claimed that prima facie Rafiq was making such statements to intimidate the businessman. Supposedly during the interrogation, Rafiq in his defence has claimed that, his statement was merely meant to threaten the businessman, and there was no intention to kill PM Modi.

The report also claims that in context of the audio tape, Rafiq was heard boasting that he wasn’t scared of anyone, to this the businessmen retorted that “it appears you won’t even be scared of PM Modi”. This supposedly prompted a response from Rafiq where he is heard claiming that, “yes we have even planned to kill PM Modi”.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Big Story

Strange rumours are coming out of Kashmir. Shah Faesal, supposedly, is Doval's stooge.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

Here is why Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy were stopped at the airport and were not allowed to leave the country

Radhika and Prannoy Roy of NDTV have said that they were not allowed to leave the country because of a concocted ICICI loan case. Read about that case in details

P Chidambaram finally arrested by CBI after officers scale wall of his residence as the gates were locked

Chidambaram arrested from his residence after he addressed a press conference at Congress office

Is Shah Faesal Ajit Doval’s asset? Unlikely, Swati Chaturvedi may be unwittingly helping the central government

Strange rumours are coming out of Kashmir. Shah Faesal, supposedly, is Doval's stooge.

Read full details of new FIR filed by CBI: Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and Vikram Chandra accused of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption

A new FIR has been filed by the CBI against Prannoy Roy, his wife, Radhika Roy, and former CEO of NDTV, Vikram Chandra in a case related to money laundering.

Poetic Justice: P Chidambaram falsely hounded Amit Shah and Narendra Modi, now he is on the run for his own transgressions

When P. Chidambaram was the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah was unceremoniously arrested and slapped with charges of murder, extortion, and kidnapping among others over the Sohrabuddin encounter case.

The Zomato controversy: Their business plan, the dispute and a dark tale of greed, exploitation and fear

The controversy stems from deep discounting, favouritism, monopolistic trade practices amongst others, creating a rift between the delivery platforms like Zomato and Restaurateurs
Hartosh Singh Bal resorts to factually incorrect details to target Amit Shah

Fact-Check: Unlike Chidambaram who tried to escape from law, Amit Shah resolutely faced trial and was acquitted

Hartosh Singh Bal equated P Chidambaram's disgraceful escape with Amit Shah's tenacity to face the law

Political Editor of The Hindu condones violence by Congress workers who beat up a man who shouted ‘Chidambaram Chor Hai’

Congress worker beats up a man for shouting 'Chidambaram Chor Hai', The Hindu Political Editor Nistula Hebbar shows excitement at the unruly behaviour.

All that Pakistan is left with is a war of misinformation: Here are the myths and propaganda about Kashmir

Pakistan has gone to the two of the most dangerous forces for support- A fanatic faith and cruel communism, latter being more fanatic than the former.

You are a glorified broker who takes all the credit for our product: Restaurateur rips Zomato apart in an open letter

'You are merely a delivery agency. It is not your product. Just do your job and deliver the food', restaurant owner writes to Zomato
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post