The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted field searches across multiple areas of Coimbatore city like Ukkadam, Kottaimedu, GM Nagar, Al-Amin Colony and Pullukadu, to further probe the blast that occured near the Sangameswarar Temple in Kottaimedu, a day before Diwali (23 October).
Of the nine lodged in Chennai's Puzhal prison in connection with the case, five were brought to the city to help with the investigation. The five accused who were brought to the city are Muhammad Azharudheen, Afsar Khan, Firoz Ismail, Umar Faaruq, and Feroze Khan .
After completing investigation in Coimbatore, the NIA plans to take Umar Faaruq and some of the other accused to Coonoor in Niligiris district as Faaruq's house in Coonoor was one of the meeting points of the conspirators, including Jameesha Mubeen, who died in the blast.
The accused will be produced again at the Special NIA Court in Chennai on 29 December.
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