Central Crime Branch takes over Bengaluru Cafe Blast case

The Karnataka police intensified their investigation on Saturday into the bomb blast at the Rameshwaram Café in Bengaluru, which took place on Friday, leaving 10 injured.

The state government in Karnataka expressed its confidence that the culprits will be nabbed at their earliest based on CCTV footage. Meanwhile, on Saturday, B Dayananda, who is the Police Commissioner of Bengaluru said that the investigation related to the cafe blast has been transferred over to the Central Crime Branch. He also added that no arrest were made so far in connection with the incident. In a post on ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter), he said, “Investigation of the case has been handed over to the Central Crime Branch (CCB). All the injured are recovering. No arrest (have been) made.”

Although on Saturday morning, police sources said that they had detained four persons for questioning in connection with the case. The suspects were picked from Hubballi, Dharwad and Bengaluru.

Meanwwhile Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also held a meeting of the Home Department to take account of the situation. He asked the police officials during the meeting to effectively probe into the case and ensure that the “full truth” comes out. He also visited the Rameshwaram Café and inspected the area.

He spoke to the reporters in Mysuru, and said, “One person wearing a mask and cap had come by bus, bought Rava Idly from the counter at the cafe, and sat down at a place. Then he had set the timer and gone.” He further stated, “All the injured persons were safe.”

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