Mangaluru, June 12, 2020: A 700-page chargesheet was filed against bomb planter Aditya Rao in JMFC court on Thursday.
Investigating Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) K U Belliappa submitted the chargesheet in the court after obtaining prior approval from Home Secretary and deputy commissioner, sources told DH.
On January 20, 2020, Rao had placed the bag with explosives at Mangalore International Airport (MIA) and had fled from the place in an autorickshaw.
Police, who succeeded in arresting Rao, had registered a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. He was subsequently arrested after he had surrendered to the police in Bengaluru.
The voluminous chargesheet based on the reports from forensic laboratories justifies that Rao had planted explosives at the MIA to trigger scare among the users of airport.
Mangaluru police had also secured permission to conduct brain mapping on Rao. However, due to Covid-19 crisis, the brain mapping was not conducted, sources added.