Police Commissioner M N Reddi says that they were reporting to Sultan Ahmed Armar the elusive recruiter of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid an outfit comprising the Indian Mujahideen, Tehrik-e-Taliban and the ISIS.
Reddi told a packed press conference that they are also investigating them in connection with the Bengaluru blast case, although prima facie nothing concrete has emerged as yet.
Syed Ismail Afaq (34), Saddam Hussein (35) and Abdus Subur a 24 year old MBA student have been arrested. The police commissioner informed that based on specific inputs they raided a house in Cox Town, Bangalore and also at Bhatkal and found ammonium nitrate, detonators, electronic timers, gel based explosive material PVC pipes and other material to prepare bombs.
In addition to this the police have also seized laptops, and mobile phones. The material has been sent for forensic examination the police commissioner also added.
Larger plot being probed:
The police will probe now to find out what their exact motive was. The Commissioner made it clear that they were all in constant touch with Armar who also hails from Bhatkal but is currently outside the country. Intelligence reports suggest that Armar currently is in UAE.