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NIA Arrests Mastermind and Bomber in Bengaluru Cafe Blast Case


In a significant breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has apprehended two key suspects in connection with the Bengaluru cafe blast that rocked the city earlier this year. The accused, who were hiding under false identities, were traced to their hideout near Kolkata.

The Detained Suspects of Bengaluru Cafe Blast

  1. Adbul Matheen Taha: The alleged mastermind behind the planning, execution, and subsequent evasion from the law.
  2. Mussavir Hussain Shazeb: The individual who placed the improvised explosive device (IED) at the Rameshwaram Cafe.

The Incident

On March 1, an IED blast occurred at the popular Whitefield eatery, Rameshwaram Cafe, leaving at least 10 people injured. The explosion sent shockwaves through the city, prompting an extensive investigation by multiple agencies.

Coordinated Efforts

The operation leading to the arrest involved collaboration between various agencies:

  • NIA: The federal agency spearheading the investigation.
  • Central Intelligence Agencies: Contributing crucial intelligence.
  • State Police Agencies: From West BengalTelanganaKarnataka, and Kerala.

The Hunt for the Suspects in Bengaluru

The NIA had announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for information leading to the suspect’s capture. Visuals of the suspect traveling on various buses in Karnataka were also released by the agency.

The Arrest

The breakthrough came when the NIA successfully traced the absconding accused to their hideout near Kolkata. The simultaneous arrest of both Taha and Shazeb marks a significant development in the ongoing investigation.

Legal Proceedings

The detained suspects will face charges related to terrorism, conspiracy, and endangering public safety. Their involvement in the Bengaluru cafe blast case will be thoroughly examined during the legal proceedings.

Bengaluru Public Reaction

Residents of Bengaluru expressed relief and satisfaction upon hearing the news of the arrests. The incident had left the city in shock, and the swift action by the NIA has restored a sense of security.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities remain vigilant, ensuring that justice prevails and those responsible for the cafe blast are held accountable.

This is a developing story, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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