Patna blasts: Mehre Alam, who slipped away from toilet, rearrested

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Patna, Nov 1: Mehre Alam, who was picked up by investigators for questioning in connection with the October 27 Patna blasts, escaped during interrogation by National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials in Muzaffarnagar on Thursday, was tracked later in a Delhi-bound train in Uttar Pradesh.

He was found after Bihar police and the NIA, launched a manhunt operation to track the 25-year-old who fled from the toilet of a hotel in Muzaffarpur where he was interrogated for 10 hours. Alam was caught in Darbhanga on Wednesday night.

Mehre Alam was traced in a Delhi-bound train in Uttar Pradesh

Since the hotel was located close to the railway station, the police suspected that Alam might take a train and also checked all roads leading out of Muzaffarpur.

NIA officials, embarrassed by Alam's escape, said he wasn't a suspect and that they had sought to interrogate the man well ahead of the serial blasts that targetted the rally of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Patna on October 27. They said they wanted to ask him questions about the Bodh Gaya blasts in July and about a suspect named Hyder.

Sources in the police said Alam was suspected to be close to Tehseen Akhtar, alleged mastermind of the Patna blasts.

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Patna blasts accused Md. Haider is escorted after he was produced in a court in Ranchi on Wednesday.

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NSG experts collecting samples after a live bomb was found at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

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A Bomb Disposal Squad member of NSG defusing a live bomb found at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

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Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and NIA DG Sharad Kumar during a visit to the blast sites at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

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A Bomb Disposal Squad member defusing a live bomb found at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

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NSG commandos collecting samples after a live bomb was found at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

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A Bomb Disposal Squad member returns after defusing a live bomb found at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

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Police personnel investigate ammunition and other destructive items, recovered from one of the suspects of Patna blasts, in Ranchi.

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NSG commandos after collecting samples from the public toilet at Patna junction on Monday after yesterday's serial bomb blasts.

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Bomb blast victims receive treatment in Patna Medical College Hospital on Monday.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meets bomb blast victims in Patna Medical College hospital in Patna on Sunday.

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NSG commandos collecting samples from Gandhi maidan after it was rocked by bomb blasts during Narendra Modi's Hunkar rally on Monday in Patna.

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Security persons attend to an injured bomb disposal squad member left, after one of the bombs they were trying to defuse exploded in a public toilet building in Patna on Sunday.

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Police held an unidentified man after serial bomb blasts took place at the venue of BJP's Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday.

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Injured people are being admitted at PMCH after serial bomb blasts during BJP's Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday.

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Injured people are being admitted at PMCH after serial bomb blasts during BJP's Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday.

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People thrash a man whom the police detain and take away for questioning after a bomb blast outside the venue of BJP's Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday.

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Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami during a visit to the blast sites at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

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