NIA arrests absconding accused who planned to strike US consulate | India News

CHENNAI: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested an absconding accused, who had conspired to carry out an explosion attack at the US Consulate and Israel embassy in Bengaluru, from a hideout in Mysuru.
Nuruddin alias Rafi was carrying cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head since he went absconding after being released on bail with stringent conditions in August 2023.He was declared as a proclaimed offender and non-bailable warrant was issued as he failed to appear before the NIA Special Court, Chennai.
NIA team nabbed Nuruddin from Rajiv Nagar area and the search in his hideout led to seizure of mobile phones, laptop, pen drives and a drone.
He was arrested in a terror conspiracy case registered in Hyderabad, said NIA. He along with Sri Lankan national Muhammed Sakir Hussain and Amir Zubair Siddique, a Pakistani National employed at Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka, had conspired to carry out explosions at the US Consulate in Chennai and Israel Embassy in Bengaluru in 2014.
Nuruddin was involved in financing the anti-national espionage activities through fake Indian currency notes at the behest of the accused Pakistani national.
Trial against Nuruddin, which was stalled after he had absconded, will now resume, said NIA.

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