Jailed Ballari terror suspect taken by NIA for Rameshwaram cafe bombing

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken into custody a person who is suspected of being involved in terrorist operations in connection with the recent explosion that took place at Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru. The explosion took occurred in Bengaluru. The suspect in question is being held in custody at the moment. In addition to his other name, Mohammed Sulaiman, Minhaj is a fabric dealer who hails from Ballari and is currently 26 years old. After careful consideration, it has been determined that the person in question satisfies the requirements for the aforementioned designation.

His first arrest took place on December 18, 2023, when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) hauled him into custody after obtaining a warrant from the NIA special court. This was the first time he had encountered law enforcement. He was the first person of his type to be arrested. The National Investigation Agency has been given custody of Sulaiman by the court as of the 9th of March, and this possession will remain in effect until further notice. There were ten people injured as a result of the explosion that occurred seven days before this occurrence. Three of the injured individuals were employees of the cafe.

Minhaj was one of five people from the state of Karnataka who were taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in December in the year 2023. The other four individuals were citizens from the same state. It has been suspected that improvised explosive devices, often known as IEDs, were used in the planning and execution of the explosive attack that was carried out by the perpetrators.

On December 14, 2023, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a complaint against them based on allegations that the organization had meant to utilize explosive materials to create IEDs to carry out terrorist operations. The complaint was filed based on suspicions about the group's intentions. The claims that were included in the complaint stated that the organization had planned to make use of explosive materials.

G. Parameshwara, the Minister of Home Affairs for the state of Karnataka, announced on March 8 that the investigators who were looking into the explosion that took place at the cafe had discovered clues that indicate the movements of the individual who is suspected of carrying out the bombing. The explosion took place at the cafe. Following that, he proceeded to give the following statement: “The suspect changed clothes after embarking on a bus ride leading in the direction of Tumakuru.” It is throughout their travel from Tumakuru to Ballari that they examine the state of the track.

Reports indicate that detectives have also gathered recordings that document the suspects boarding buses that are traveling from Tumakuru to Ballari. These tapes were seized by the agency. The way that these buses are heading is in the direction of Ballari. The suspect was observed traveling on several buses that were operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) while he was engaged in his actions.

more statements were made by the Minister of the Interior, who stated that seven specialized teams had been constituted and dispatched to various sites to carry out more investigations. These teams were tasked with conducting additional investigations. To speed up the investigation process and make it more effective, these teams collaborate closely with the National Investigative Agency (NIA) to accomplish their goals.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in a statement that was issued on March 6 that it will be giving a reward of ten lakh rupees for any information that may lead to the identification of the suspect who is responsible for the explosion that took place at the Rameshwaram cafe. The statement was produced in response to the fact that the NIA has announced that it will be paying the reward. In addition, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) issued a statement in which it stated that the identity of the person who provided the information would be kept confidential.


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