Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe Blast Case: NIA Arrests 1 Key Conspirator

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe Blast Case: NIA Arrests 1 Key Conspirator

The key conspirator, identified as Muzammil Shareef, was arrested on Wednesday after he was picked up as a co-conspirator as the NIA teams cracked down at 18 locations, including 12 in Karnataka, five in Tamil Nadu and one in Uttar Pradesh.

ANIUpdated: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 08:41 PM IST
article-image
Representative Image | ANI

New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in the Rameshwaram Cafe blast case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a key conspirator following massive raids across multiple locations in three states. The key conspirator, identified as Muzammil Shareef, was arrested on Wednesday after he was picked up as a co-conspirator as the NIA teams cracked down at 18 locations, including 12 in Karnataka, five in Tamil Nadu and one in Uttar Pradesh.

NIA, which took over the case on March 3, had earlier identified the main accused, Mussavir Shazeeb Hussain, who had carried out the blast. It had also identified another conspirator, Abdul Matheen Taha, who is also wanted by the agency in other cases. Both the men are on the run.

NIA investigations findings

NIA investigations have revealed that Muzammil Shareef extended logistic support to the other two identified accused in the case, involving an IED explosion at the Cafe located at ITPL road, Brookefield, Bengaluru, on March 1.

Several customers and hotel staff members were injured, some of them grievously, in the blast, which caused extensive damage to the property.
The agency said "the raids were conducted today at the houses of all these three accused, as well as the residential premises and shops of other suspects."

Efforts on to nab absconding accused

During the raids, the NIA said various digital devices were seized during the searches, along with cash. "Efforts are on to nab the absconding accused and unearth the larger conspiracy behind the blast."

RECENT STORIES

Nagaland State Lottery Result: April 15, 2024, 8 PM Live - Watch Streaming Of Winners List Of Dear...

Nagaland State Lottery Result: April 15, 2024, 8 PM Live - Watch Streaming Of Winners List Of Dear...

'BJP Wants To Take Your Rights Away': Priyanka Gandhi In Rajasthan

'BJP Wants To Take Your Rights Away': Priyanka Gandhi In Rajasthan

UP Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Caste Discontent Rattles BJP's Campaign In Muzaffarnagar

UP Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Caste Discontent Rattles BJP's Campaign In Muzaffarnagar

'Adopt My Daughter': Woman Claims To Be BJP MP Ravi Kishan’s Wife, Brings Daughter To Press...

'Adopt My Daughter': Woman Claims To Be BJP MP Ravi Kishan’s Wife, Brings Daughter To Press...

Modi Interview To ANI: PM Responds To 'Misuse Of Agencies' Allegations, Says Opposition Trying To...

Modi Interview To ANI: PM Responds To 'Misuse Of Agencies' Allegations, Says Opposition Trying To...