Police file charges vs 3 Indian nationals over bomb in minivan

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MANILA, Philippines – Police filed charges Thursday against three Indian nationals who allegedly took for servicing a minivan in Laguna that was later found to be rigged with a powerful improvised explosive device, police said.

Senior Inspector Walter Ebora, Alaminos Police Chief, said charges of illegal possession of explosives have been filed against Indian nationals identified as Narinder Singh, Rajeth Kumar and Jasbir Singh.

He said the suspects underwent inquest proceedings earlier Thursday.

Chief Superintendent Benito Estipona, Calabarzon police regional director, said the three took the Toyota Avanza for engine oil replacement at a repair shop along Maharlika Highway in Barangay (village) San Benito in Alaminos, Laguna around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, and left a few minutes later.

A mechanic then discovered the explosive device under the engine of the vehicle.

Earlier reports said the bomb was made from military-grade C-4 explosives rigged to a mobile phone as a trigger device.

The mobile phone’s battery ran out that’s why the device didn’t explode, police said.

He said authorities have yet to determine the motive behind the incident.

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  • pepito gwaps

    without national id, aliens will come here and create havoc because nobody challenge their identities and they can do what they want including making bombs…we need national id now and the authority must have a random check to catch the unregistered persons because many local and international terrorist are just concealing from the crowd and waiting to do their own selfish agenda.The worst is that you do not know which one. This is a step to isolate the lawless men from the good citizens of the Republic of the Philippines. If you have no unscrupulous activities to hide from the slight disclosure of your identity so therefore we must ask for it. We don’t like to become a “bomb” country where there are always flesh and blood flying over after explosions of terrorist mines all over the country…..

    • kanoy

      There is no need for aliens to come here and create havoc Filipino do plenty of that without any foreigners help its only April and just an hour ago we had the 4th body this year dumped on our street

  • boybakal

    Maybe the 3 Indian Nationals are the intended target….why they should be the one charged.
    Who in his right mind will drive the car with a bomb.

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      CORRECT.

    • chingnarciso

      and took the van to a mechanic for servicing. wow the been charged right away without being investigated. who is a person with a right mind taking the van to be serviced,if he or she knows that there is a bomb..except it that garage is the intended target, bakit hindi na lang ipinarada sa tabi kung ang garahe ang target…mga pulpulis naman ang mga ito madaling, mag charge…

      • bornok0930

        bakit po alam mo ba ang details ng kaso.. kung walang probable cause o prima facie evidence tatanggapin ba ng korte ang kaso? bahala na ang korte mag decide kung may kasalanan ba o wala ang mga indians. duty-bound lang talaga ang mga pulpulis na mga file. isa pang nag gagaling galingan.. wala ka namang alam

    • TON_SING_WAH

      maybe they will drove the car to market place then detonate,,,baka walang naghulog ng 5/6

  • guest1500

    I think their name suggests they are Sikhs. They are accused of bombing Air India in 1985 as allegedly a revenge for attacking their holy temple. But that is too long already. I don’t know if this could be an angle to look for.

  • http://twitter.com/Negastarr NegaStarr

    On a positive note, it is comforting to know that mechanics in car dealerships DO ACTUALLY check the car engine during PMS.

  • akoombulator

    homicide thru reckless imprudence ang kasong isasampa ng pulis dyan lol

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