Mega mix-up: When Chennai police thought CCB officials to be kidnappers

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-03-23 16:57 Bengaluru: In an amusing mix-up, a team of Bengaluru police officials, who had detained two persons in connection with the Malleswaram blast case in 2013 in Chennai, were raided and questioned by Chennai police who mistook them for kidnappers. The hilarious sequence of events unfolded between 10.30am and 2.30pm on Tuesday. Two terror suspects identified as Chan Asir and Syed Ali, both 30 years of age, had been detained by the Bengaluru central crime branch police in Chennai on Tuesday in connection with Malleswaram blast case, which took place near Karnataka state BJP office on April 7, 2013. “Our investigation into the Malleswaram blast revealed the role of Asir and Syed as they supplied explosives to the main accused persons. Our team rushed to Chennai and nabbed them,” a police official said. Police officials were about to leave with the suspects but in a case of mistaken identity, the Chennai police rounded up the Bengaluru police team, mistaking them to be kidnappers when they went to secure the two suspects. The confusion was cleared and Bengaluru police officials were allowed to leave when top police officers from Bengaluru spoke to their counterparts in Chennai. The Bengaluru police have been visiting Chennai often in connection with the probe into the Malleswaram blast.