Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast case: NIA arrests mastermind Muzammil Shareef after multi-state raids

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Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast case: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a key conspirator of the blast that took place at the Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on March 1, 2024following massive raids across multiple locations in three states, news agency ANI reported on Thursday.

The report said Muzammil Shareef was picked up on Wednesday and placed in custody as a co-conspirator after the NIA teams cracked down at 18 locations, including 12 in Karnataka, 5 in Tamil Nadu and one in Uttar Pradesh.

“The NIA investigations have revealed that Muzammil Shareef had extended logistic support to the other two identified accused in the case…Various digital devices were seized during the searches, along with cash, the federal probe agency said.

The NIA took over the case from the Karnataka Police on March 3. The federal probe agency had earlier identified Mussavir Shazeeb Hussain as the main accused who had carried out the blast.

The probe agency had also identified Abdul Matheen Taha as another conspirator. Taha is also wanted in other cases, the probe agency statement read.

“Both the men are on the run,” the NIA added.

 

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Published: 28 Mar 2024, 07:49 PM IST

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