The Bengaluru City police on Monday night arrested one person from Kerala in connection with the 2008 Bengaluru serial blast case.
According to the police, the arrested man has been identified as Shohib a native of Kerala absconding since 2008.
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Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, said “Bengaluru city ATC with the assistance of central agencies have detained one accused Shoab, absconding since 2008 in connection with the 2008 Bengaluru Serial blast case. A Red Corner Notice was issued against him and he has been detained in Kerala and being brought to the city.”
The serial blasts rocked the IT city on July 25, 2008, killing one and injuring eight. A series of nine bombs were detonated across various locations in Bengaluru like Adugodi, Madiwala, Ashok Nagar, Byatarayanapura, Sampangiram Nagar, Kengeri, and Koramangala police station limits.
“In the case, police have brought out the role of 32 accused and arrested 22 accused till now and legal action has been taken. Shohib has a major role in this incident and has been absconding for more than 12 years,” Patil added.
On Tuesday morning Shohib was brought to Bengaluru for further enquiry, police said.
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