Terror case link: NIA will join Bengaluru riots probe | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Officers from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are set to join the city police to probe the east Bengaluru riots.
In the inquries so far, police have claimed that 40 suspects held in connection with the violence have links with the accused arrested in cases like RSS worker Rudresh’s murder in 2016, Church Street blast in 2014 and BJP office blast in Malleswaram in 2013. NIA had investigated the Rudresh murder and Church Street blast cases.
“Since there is a link to terror cases and those that we investigated and chargesheeted, NIA will join police in probing this case. Further, invoking Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act will technically bring NIA into the investigation,” said an NIA officer.
CCB police have invoked UAPA in two cases registered in connection with the August 11 violence. On Thursday afternoon, the wife of an accused arrested in connection with the violence held a press meet. She accused police of arresting innocent people. “Police officials claiming to be from CCB took away my husband on Monday and since then, he is incommunicado. I have submitted a requisition to the police commissioner to find my husband and have also filed a habeas corpus with the high court,” Fatima Tabussam, the wife of HBR Layout resident Samiuddin, told reporters.
“He (Samiuddin) was arrested and is now in police custody for further investigation,” CCB DCP Kuldeep Kumar Jain said.
CCB arrested Samiuddin last week. Later, police announced that he also had links with the accused arrested and charge-sheeted in the Rudresh murder case. Further, Samiuddin was in regular touch with terror suspects belonging to Al Hind. “Samiuddin has deep links with terror outfits and we have invoked UAPA against him,” said a senior CCB officer.
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