Bengaluru, Jan 29: Have the police cracked the Church Street Blast case? The arrest of a man by the name Alemzeb Afridi has revealed that he had allegedly planted the low intensity bomb at Church Street Bengaluru in which one person was killed.
It may be recalled that the National Investigating Agency had put out a video in which the suspect was seen walking towards Church Street with a bag (Video: Is this the man who bombed Church Street, Bengaluru?).
Afridi who goes by the alias Rafiq was picked up from his home near Parapana Agrahara in Bengaluru last week. While he was picked up for his alleged links with an ISIS module, the police during investigations found that his profile matched with the one visible in the CCTV footage.
The police claim that he has confessed to his crime. NIA officials when contacted said that the investigations are on. We will however question him in connection with the Church Street blasts as well, the officer added. Further it was also found that he had allegedly played a part in the July 2008 blasts that took place at Bengaluru.
Rafiq had been living in Bengaluru for three years and was working as a mechanic. The police say that he was under the scanner of the Intelligence Bureau and it was only when he had made an attempt to flee from the country with his wife did they decide on apprehending him.
During his questioning he is alleged to have confessed to planting the bomb outside a restaurant on Church Street. He also said that he had prepared the bomb by himself.
When asked if there were any other accomplices, he said that there was another man. The police are now looking out for this man who allegedly helped Afridi in carrying out the Church Street blasts.