Saturday, October 16, 2010
B'lore blast key supsects held
Three persons have been picked up in connection with the Bangalore serial blasts of 2008. Sources in the police department told rediff.com that one person was picked up from Rajasthan while two others from Kerala.
Omer Farooq for the police is a prize catch since he was the one who had supplied the ammunition which was finally used to carry out the blasts. Sources said that Farooq who is originally from Kerala was an associate of Bangalore blast prime accused T Nasir. His was present from the planning stages itself and had supplied the ammunition a couple of days prior to the blasts.
From Bangalore he is alleged to have moved back to Kerala and then took shelter in Rajasthan when the heat on him increased. Nasir who is presently in a Bangalore prison is said to have taken the name of Farooq during his interrogation. The police have been on the hunt for this man for couple of months and finally they managed to apprehend him based on tip offs and intelligence inputs.
The police however say that they are yet to ascertain the role of the other two men who have been picked up in Kerala. The arrests were made in Kasargodu which borders Karnataka. The police have revealed the name of just one of the persons ( M Ismail). They say that Nasir had mentioned their names too during the interrogation but they are still finding out the exact role played by these men in the Bangalore serial blasts of 2008 which left one person dead