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NIA arrests one more terror suspect in Bengaluru

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The NIA has arrested another member of the in the city, a day after the nabbing of the outfit's top Mohammed Jahidul Islam, wanted in several terror cases, officials said today.

29-year old Adil Alias Assadullah, a resident of a village in West Bengal's district, was arrested near the on August 7 in connection with the bomb blast at Kalchakra Maidan in in January 19, a statement from the said.

He was said to be the close associate of Jahidul Islam, who was arrested by an NIA team from nearby Ramanagara.

Assadullah was produced before an NIA special court which granted transit remand for being taken to

The NIA said its sleuths recovered three mobile phones, paying slips, handwritten notes in Bangla language regarding for preparation of improvised from him.

Jahidul was the top of the in and wanted in the blast case and in many other cases in also. He was the master mind in the case, the agency had said.

On October 2, 2014, a blast had occurred in a house at Khagragarh in West Bengal's district in which a man identified as died on the spot, while another named died in hospital.

Both of them were suspected of having terror links.

The NIA had alleged that the members wanted to establish Sharia rule by overthrowing the democratically-elected government in

A low-intensity blast was reported at a kitchen set up at a ground in the temple town of on January 19, causing panic among devotees gathered to hear the Dalai Lama's discourse.

The NIA said seven people had been arrested in connection with the blast so far.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:00 IST