Davangere: In a joint operation the Bangalore Internal Security Division, Davangere District Police and the Assam Police have arrested a terror suspect allegedly involved in more than two bomb blast cases in Assam and West Bangal at Kattige village in Honnalli taluk of Davangere district.
The suspect has been identified as Palbur Hussain allegedly belonging toJamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) outfit. The suspect was working as lorry driver in the village. The police have taken him to custody.
According to the police, the search for Hussain in Honnali began on January 27 following information provided by Internal Security Division of Bangalore Police and Intelligence officials.
Hussain, a native of Pokalagi village in Baksa district of Assam, was wanted by Assam police in bomb blast and other cases. His brother Najeem Ul Haq is involved in Honnali-Shikaripura road-laying work. Hussain was allegedly hiding at his brother’s house after the Assam police intensified their search.
A senior police official said that the Assam police is expected to file application seeking the custody of the suspect.
The operation was jointly carried out by Assam police, Internal Security Division of Karnataka, Davangere and Shivamogga police.