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Bengaluru: 5 terror suspects held; Crime branch recovers grenades, pistols, raw materials used in explosives

Central Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested five terror suspects with a huge consignment of explosives and firearms, including pistols, live cartridges, and materials used for explosives in Bengaluru. According to PTI news agency, the five suspects were caught near a place of worship in the Kanakanagar area of Sultanpalya locality while planning a major conspiracy

The five suspects have been identified as Syed Suhel, Umar, Janid, Mudasir, and Zahid. It is suspected that the team had planned to carry out a blast in Bengaluru.

The five suspects were among 21 persons arrested in connection with a 2017 murder case and were in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail where they came in contact with the terrorists.

The police has seized 4 walkie-talkies, 7 country-made pistols, 42 live bullets, 2 daggers, 2 satellite phones, and 4 grenades recovered from the 5 suspected terrorists.

(This is a developing story. More details awaited)

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Updated: 19 Jul 2023, 11:20 AM IST

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