NIA arrests LeT terror conspiracy ex-convict in Rameshwaram Café blast case | India News

NIA arrests LeT terror conspiracy ex-convict in Rameshwaram Café blast case

NEW DELHI: Three days after a massive crackdown across four states in the Rameshwaram Café Blast Case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested one more accused, identified as an ex-convict in a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror conspiracy case.
Thirty-five year old Shoaib Ahmed Mirza @ Chhotu, a resident of Hubbali City, Karnataka, is the fifth accused to be arrested in the case (RC-01/2024/NIA/BLR).
NIA investigations revealed that Mirza, who was convicted earlier in an LeT Bengaluru conspiracy case, had got involved in this fresh conspiracy after being released from jail. In 2018, he had befriended and introduced accused Abdul Matheen Taha to an online handler suspected to be abroad. Mirza had further provided an e-mail ID for encrypted communication between the handler and Abdul Matheen Taha, who was arrested earlier on 12th April from his hideout in Kolkata (West Bengal) along with co-accused Mussavir Hussain Shazib.
During the course of its investigation into the Rameshwaram Café Blast, which took place on took place on 1st March 2024, NIA has so far conducted extensive searches at 29 locations across India.
Further investigations into the role of handler and larger conspiracy behind the blast, which left several injured and caused extensive damage to property, are continuing.

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