A gang of five members of the Students Islamic Movement of India had broken out of the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh in 2013. While two were killed in an encounter at Telangana recently, three others were nabbed in Odisha last month.
The NIA has been questioning the trio since the past week and had found that they had stayed in Karnataka for a considerable amount of time. It was found that they had taken up accommodation in towns such as Yadgir, Dharwad and Hospet.
Further it was also found that these persons were staying in Karnataka when they planned the robbery at Karimnagar in Telangana.
The NIA team in Karnataka will look for more clues relating to the case. Further the NIA is also trying to find out if there is a link between these persons and the Chennai train blasts. The Chennai blasts is unsolved and the NIA feels that it may be connected to these persons.
The allegations against these persons is that they had carried out the Chennai, Bijnor blasts apart from robberies at Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Karimnagar.
It may be recalled that the loot from Madhya Pradesh was paid off to a Jharkhand module which is behind the Patna and Bodhgaya attacks in Bihar.