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Church Street blast: 2 from Bhatkal being questioned

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Bengaluru, Jan 8: After almost two weeks, the investigators claim that they may have got some leads in the Church Street, Bengaluru attack case.

In a coordinated operation by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) and the Intelligence Bureau, two persons Saddam and Mohammad Asif, residents of Bhatkal were detained for questioning. The duo have been handed over to the City Crime Branch (CCB) for questioning.

[Also Read: Church Street blast Updates]


Found with explosives

The investigators claim that the duo from Bhatkal were found with explosives in their possession. Sources say that they had found detonators and timers with them at the time of them being detained.

However it is unclear which organization they belonged to. They are still being questioned and we will update you as and when we get more information a CCB officer informed OneIndia.

Several questioned

The probe into the the blast that took place two weeks back was progressing in a snail's pace. The police had questioned several persons including one held in Bihar. However they did not manage to get much out of them. [Church Street blast: 1 held in Bihar]

The police had prepared sketches and also relied extensively on CCTV footage apart from eye witness accounts. It was found that the bomber had worn a black outfit that night.

The police also ascertained with the Madhya Pradesh police to find out if these was the same person who was also part of the Khandwa jail break.

However, the MP police denied that the person on the CCTV footage was part of the same SIMI gang which had broken out of jail a year and half back. [Why the SIMI link to Bengaluru makes more sense?]

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