Police in Kerala’s Kollam have seized a car bearing image of terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Several reports have quoted Iravipuram Police as having said that the car was originally registered in West Bengal.
They were alerted to the vehicle after a passenger travelling in another vehicle clicked a picture of the sticker and sent it to them. There were reportedly three passengers in the car when it was taken into custody.
Kerala police seize car sporting Osama bin Laden sticker in Kollam, central intelligence agencies investigating incident too
Visual of the car. News18 Malayalam
The driver of the car, upon being questioned, said that it had been hired from a resident of Pallimukku for a wedding, News18 Malayalam reported.
The car owner was identified by the police and summoned to the police station. He said he had bought the car from West Bengal around a year ago.
The car was seized by Eravipuram police while it was being used by a young couple for their marriage at Ayathil on Thursday. Upon inspection, the car was found to be registered in the name of Praveen Agarval of West Bengal. Muhammad Haneef had bought the car about a year ago from his friend in Bengaluru for Rs 4.5 lakh, but the ownership was not yet changed. He told the police that the caricature of the terrorist was printed at a sticker shop at Mundakkal and intended just for fun. The police are further verifying the ownership details and whether the car is involved in crimes.