The NIA on Tuesday arrested more accused persons in connection with the Mysuru blast case. Shamsudeen and Mohammed Ayub, both aged 25 were arrested from Madurai. NIA has so far arrested 5 people in connection with the Mysuru Court complex blast case.
The NIA on Monday had secured 3 accused, Samsun Kareem, Suleiman and Abbas Ali said to be part of the Base Movement outfit or the erstwhile al-Ummah In connection with the Mysuru court complex blast case. With these arrests the NIA claims it has cracked 5 different cases where explosions took place outside courts in South India.
The accused are likely to be produce before a magistrate in Meloor court for a transit order following which they are expected to be taken to special NIA court in Bengaluru.
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The Base Movement
Soon after the blast outside Mysuru, the police started studying the similarities between the other blasts. The police learnt that the blast could have been the handiwork of a group called the Base Movement. The police had found a letter signed by the Base Movement with a photograph of Osama Bin Laden outside the court at Kollam and Chittoor. However no such letter was found outside the Mysuru court. The Base Movement is not a new outfit. In fact it was the al-Ummah which changed its name as the heat on it was getting high. The al-Ummah has been a radical outfit targeting Hindu leaders. It was also responsible for the blast outside the BJP office in Malleshwaram, Bengaluru.