Mangalore: A man accused of planting explosives in Mangalore International Airport on Monday had surrendered for police in the early hours on Wednesday. The person accused is Adithya Rao, 36, a native of KHB Colony in Manipal. He surrendered before the DG and IGP office around 8 am.
The jurisdictional Halasurgate Police rushed to the spot and detained him and took him to the police station for interrogation.
Senior police officers said that “Rao confessed before police that he planted the explosive in the airport premises and reportedly told them it was an act of taking revenge on airport officials for rejecting him a security officer job in Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in 2018. Rao told that he saw the news in papers and regional channels showing him captured in CCTV camera. Rao is said that he had prepared the explosive in a hotel in Mangaluru.”
Rao is an engineering graduate and MBA holder, he worked in various private firms, mutt, in hotels as a security officer.
Police are now questioning him about where he purchased the explosives and how he had prepared it. On the other hand, the Mangaluru police had traced a hotel in which Rao recently started working.
He is being shifted to an isolated place from Halasurgate police station for further interrogation. The senior officers of Bengaluru may question him and later he will be handed over to Mangaluru police.
The staff had reportedly told he had purchased white cement online. Police have also detained Aditya’s father, B Krishnamurthy for questioning. After his son’s arrest in 2018, Krishnamurthy had sold his house in the KHB colony and had shifted to a rented house in Mangaluru. Meanwhile, police took Rao to St Martha’s Hospital in Bengaluru to conduct a medical test on him.