Accused in Bengaluru Blast case arrested

Thursday 11 October 2018 10:30 am IST

Kannur: Police arrested Salim, the accused in the Bengaluru blast case. He was arrested by the police in Pinarai of Kannur district. Salim is the close ally of Thadiyanvida Nazeer, the main accused in the case. Salim, accused in the 8 series blast on 25 July 2008 in Bengaluru, was arrested after a long period of 10 years.

Meanwhile, search operations were held by investigating agencies including NIA to nab him. Earlier, the relatives revealed that Salim was safe in Kannur. The other accused in the case are Abdul Nasser Madani and  Thadiyantavida Nazeer. He was not even caught when partial charges were filed in the case.

Salim was arrested in connection with an investigation in another case. He was suspected to be involved in the stealing of explosives for the attack. One person was killed in the Bengaluru blast and 20 others were wounded.