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Church Street Blast Case Prime Accused Alam Javed Rafeeq Arrested By NIA

Bengaluru: Jan 29; The National Investigating Agency has arrested Mohmmad Rafeeq alias Alam Jeb Afridi for his involvement in the Church Street Blast Case, Bengaluru.

An NIA note states that Alam Jeb Afridi, a SIMI cadre, is also an accused in the case relating to the organization of a terrorist training Camp by Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) at Waghamon in Kerala.

He had been absconding for more than five years and a reward of Rs. 3 lakhs had been announced by NIA for any information leading to his arrest. He had been residing in outskirts of Bangalore for nearly 3 years and was working as a mechanic for air conditioners.

During custody, he has confessed to his involvement in the Church Street Blast Case of Bangalore. It is learnt that he wanted to plant bomb inside the Coconut Grove Bar & Restaurant but was deterred by the presence of staff and therefore he planted it outside near the wall.

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