Mangaluru blast suspect traded in bitcoins, used multiple Aadhaar | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: It took Karnataka police two days to identify H Mohammed Shariq, 24, as the suspected bomber in Mangaluru’s autorickshaw explosion on Saturday. But once they got his name, investigators claimed to have found the whole dossier of his alleged terrorist acts and other activities like trading Bitcoins.
Shariq from Soppugudde in Thirthahalli town of Shivamogga district was living in a rented room in Mysuru under a fake identity. He has been on the run since getting bail last year, following his arrest for writing graffiti praising terrorist outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba in Mangaluru.
Police said his name surfaced again when a communal clash broke out in Shivamogga on August 15. He disappeared from Shivamogga and reportedly travelled to Coimbatore, stayed there for three days, and then went to Kerala, came back to Tamil Nadu again, and returned to Karnataka.
He’s said to in Mangaluru on November 10 on a recce. A picture of him holding a pressure cooker has surfaced—believed to be the one used in Saturday’s blast. The authenticity of the photo couldn’t be independently verified.
Police said documents were found in his Mysuru room that he used to forge his identity. An Aadhaar card was found at the blast scene that belonged to a railway employee. Shariq had booked a dorm in Coimbatore, using the Aadhaar of another person. He had a SIM by submitting an Aadhaar copy of a teacher he had befriended in the dorm. He also had the Aadhaar card of a person from Gadag.
According to police, Shariq used to send cryptocurrency to his associates who were arrested a few months ago.





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