Developments have taken place in the Bengaluru violence case as Central Crime Branch officials have found that 40 accused in the arson and vandalism may be linked to terror activities and bomb blast cases of the past in the city.

As per reports, the accused were allegedly involved in spreading terror and panic. Some are related to the Church Street bomb blast case and Malleshwaram (BJP office) explosion case that have occurred in the past.

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Some of the cases probed by the National Investigating Agency in the past are at various stages of trial.

Police initially said one of the accused SDPI members was in touch with Al Hind, a splinter terror outfit that was responsible for the killing of RSS activist Rudresh in 2016.

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Authorities have focused on 27 out of 380 arrested as they were principal motivators and organisers of arson and rioting. As per reports, Mudassir, one of the accused, is still at large.