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Bengaluru blast case suspect 'in a way' identified, efforts on to nab him: Karnataka Home Minister

Bengaluru, Mar 11 (PTI) Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Thursday said sleuths investigating into the March one blast at the city's popular eatery 'The Rameshwaram Cafe' have in a way identified the suspect, and efforts are on to nab him.

Bengaluru, Mar 11 (PTI) Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Thursday said sleuths investigating into the March one blast at the city's popular eatery 'The Rameshwaram Cafe' have 'in a way' identified the suspect, and efforts are on to nab him.

He said the investigators are verifying the suspect's identity and are 'getting closer to him.' Investigation into the blast, caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), at the quick-service eatery in Brookefield area in information technology corridor in east Bengaluru that left ten people injured, is being carried by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is being assisted by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru police.

'Investigations are going on, we are closing in, in a way who the person (Suspect) is has been identified. It has to be confirmed and he has to be nabbed. They are doing it, NIA is doing it, and CCB is doing it with them. They have got good leads,' Parameshwara told reporters here.

On the trail of the suspect, the sleuths investigating the case had visited Tumakuru, Ballari, and Kalaburagi.

NIA has announced Rs 10 lakh cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the bomber, and also released CCTV pictures and videos of the suspect. PTI KSU RS RS SA

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