12 Apr 2024  |   07:20pm IST

NIA arrests two accused from West Bengal responsible for Bengaluru blast

NIA arrests two accused from West Bengal responsible for Bengaluru blast

Team Herald

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) apprehended two accused involved in the Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe blast case on Friday, 12th April. Amongst the two accused, one was the mastermind and the other who had planted the bomb. 

On Friday, the officials of NIA declared the accused were traced to their hideout near Kolkata and were immediately apprehended. The accused were identified as Mussavir Hussain Shazib and Adbul Matheen Ahmed Taahaa. The officials stated that Shazib was the one who placed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the cafe and Taahaa was the mastermind behind the planning and execution of the blast.

The blast occurred on March 1st 2024, at Rameshwaram Cafe situated in Bengaluru's Whitefield district. The blast was so intense that it injured ten people. 

“In the morning hours of April 12, 2024, NIA was successful in tracing the absconding accused near Kolkata where they were hiding under false identities," an official said.  This pursuit was supported by coordinated action and cooperation among the NIA, central intelligence agencies and the state police agencies of West Bengal, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala, the official added.

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