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Bengaluru bomb blast case: Accused arrested from Kerala after 12-year chase

The Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC) officials finally were able to lay their hands at Shoiab, a terrorist wanted in connection in Bengaluru's serial blast that killed one person and left 20 injured. The suspect was arrested from Kerala as soon as he landed from Riyad.

Bengaluru bomb blast case: Accused arrested from Kerala after 12-year chase-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Sep 22, 2020, 9:42 AM IST
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Bengaluru: The Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC) of Bengaluru unit that was formed to nab Bengaluru's serial blast accused, nabbed a suspect named Shoaib who was absconding from last 12 years.

The ATC sleuths who had the information of his arrival to Trivandrum International Airport from Riyadh through Air India Express repatriation flight (1532), were waiting since Monday afternoon and nabbed him immediately as soon as he arrived at the airport.

As per reports, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said that the accused Shoiab was arrested with the assistance of central agencies. “He was absconding since 2008 and a Red Corner Notice had been issued against him,” Sandeep Patil was quoted as saying.

The accused will be produced before the First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Tuesday (September 22).

As per the cops, the arrest of Shoiab is important.

In 2008, July 25, 7 bombs were planted in different places and a person in Madivala died due to the impact of the blast. Madivala, Mysuru Road, Vittal Mallya Road, Richmond Town, Adugodi, Koramangala, Langford Town witnessed a deadly blast that left many injured.

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