Bengaluru Cafe Blast Suspect Caught on CCTV in Fresh Footage

Bengaluru Cafe Blast Suspect Caught on CCTV in Fresh Footage

4th March 2024 0 By Mathias Stephen
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Newly surfaced CCTV footage revealed crucial moments of the Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast suspect exiting the scene after allegedly planting a bomb inside the bustling eatery. The footage, compiled from multiple sources, paints a chilling timeline of events leading up to the explosion, raising concerns about the motive behind the attack.

The suspect, concealed behind a mask and clad in a grey t-shirt and cap, was captured spending approximately nine minutes inside the Rameshwaram Cafe, a popular spot in Bengaluru. The incident, which occurred on Friday, resulted in injuries to 10 individuals and triggered widespread apprehension among locals.

According to the timeline established from CCTV footage accessed by India Today TV, the suspect’s movements were meticulously tracked:

  • 11:10 am: The suspect disembarks from a bus, sporting a grey shirt and a white cap.
  • 11:34 am: Enters the cafe carrying a bag believed to contain the Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
  • 11:38 am: Spotted holding a plate of rava idli with the bag slung over his shoulder.
  • 11:44 am: Seen near the wash basin before swiftly exiting the cafe.
  • 11:50 am: Strolls down the road, glancing at his watch.
  • 12:56 pm: The explosive device detonates inside the cafe, causing chaos and injuries.

Fresh footage from Monday depicts the suspect disembarking from a bus near Rameshwaram Cafe, his face obscured by a white handkerchief. Inside the cafe, he donned a mask and glasses, adding layers to his disguise.

Bengaluru Police, actively investigating the incident, have meticulously traced the suspect’s route around the cafe using CCTV footage. With 40-50 CCTV recordings secured, authorities express confidence in the imminent arrest of the perpetrator.

On Sunday, police personnel visited Rameshwaram Cafe to seize the digital video recorder (DVR) and scrutinize surveillance footage from nearby establishments. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar confirmed the suspect’s identification through CCTV, estimating his age to be between 28 to 30 years.

A case has been registered under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosives Substances Act. The investigation, handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), underscores the severity of the incident and the imperative to bring those responsible to justice.

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